It was hard to accept that SEWRPC, repeatedly castigated for its high-handed and arrogant treatment of the public ("No! You are not allowed to talk at our public meetings!") would actually have the gall to out-arrogant itself.
It did, though, with the closed door selection of Deputy Director Ken Yunker to succeed Executive Director Phil Evenson when he retires.
No public input. A decision made by a few folks around the table. All clubby and chummy and insider stuff. Just the way this public body likes it.
Jim Rowen has an excellent analysis.