Letters / Opinion

On Local Government: Fear of media

By Special Contributor

by Bob Pinzler On June 1, the Hermosa Beach City Council held a retreat. One of their discussions was titled “City Communications Plan and Protocols.” Part of its goal was to determine policies regarding how Council members should speak with the press about issues being dealt with by the Council before and after their public and decisions. According to Mayor Massey, “Generally speaking, while there is no prohibition against an individual councilmember having communications with the press on an issue…