Eastern Wake: Opinion

Editorial: Be open with the people

How would you like to meet the man or woman who’s going to be advising your town commissioners on such things as your tax rate or whether to hire a few more police officers to keep you safe?

Of course, most of us would. In Zebulon, though, commissioners are going through the process of hiring a new town manager completely behind doors. Commissioners have all but said they won’t be opening the process for hiring a new town manager until they are ready to announce their final decision.

So you won’t get the chance to measure that person against your on standards. That’s too bad.

Of course, it’s not too late. Commissioners could reverse course and we wish they would. Decisions made in the sunshine always turn out better in the long run.