I'm going to be off-the-grid a titch whenever 4:00 and this evening rolls around, so use this space to discuss the results of the Great Parking Caper. I'm putting all my chits on "Best and Final Offer." (*-UPDATE: Yup, see Trib)
Officials have invited a judge to sit in on today's opening, saying that's a way to demonstrate "transparency" when the public is being kept out. (P-G, Joe Smydo)
I don't think "transparency" is quite the word they're looking for -- maybe something more like "assurance" or "peace of mind". It is after all virtually impossible bribe a judge.