In response to Joseph Conn's "Gov't. groups keep quiet on closed-door meetings":
When dealing with issues that will bear directly on an industry comprising one-sixth of the economy, closing meetings erodes confidence in that FACA's work. If these closed-door sessions deal only with pre-preliminary planning, the would-be observer should decide if it is too boring or mundane to deal with not the FACA.
Jim KretzProject OfficerCMHS/SAMHSARockville, Md.
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