If the elected bodies did not attend, there would be no point in holding the session in OP. Moving it “home”... to Manhattan and/or JC… would at least give the transperancy of the elected officials being seen in a local public arena. As it stands, it’s as if the decision makers run off to Kansas City so they can be wined and dined by a group they give millions to… and no one notices. IF the meeting can’t be held “in the open”, locally, what are they trying to hide by taking everyone to KC?? Therein lies the appearance of impropriety… something the Manhattan City Commission has never wanted to act as if it’s some foreign term they cannot comprehend.