Here's a good way to get around local government transparency laws.
If you want an appointee's activities to remain secret, let him be hired
by a private entity, give money to the private entity sufficient to
pay his salary, and don't communicate with him via government-owned
computers or smartphones.
You might think that this would only occur with relatively obscure
individuals and entities, aides who can do dirty work that an agency
wants to keep hush-hush, hired by a social...