It's tempting to make a flippant response to Danville Mayor John W.D. Bowling's request Monday that the attorney for the city find a "legal way around" the Kentucky Open Meetings Law.
It's tempting to suggest that the mayor also ask the city's attorney to help his fellow Danvillians find a "way around" having to pay their property taxes or water bills or having to obey the traffic laws.
But that would be making light of something that is really serious business. The mayor may find violating the law amusing, but we do not. Just as Danville residents must pay their taxes or their water bills and obey the traffic laws, the city's "public servants" must obey the laws that govern how they do business - no matter how inconvenient.
Furthermore, Danville residents have good reason to be especially concerned about the city manager hiring process at this particular time. They still have not been told why former city manager Steve Biven was forced to resign his post. His departure was engineered behind closed doors, and the reasons for his removal remain a secret to this day.