The Board has met four times. From the earliest meeting, it was determined that the highest priority before us was the determination of the fiscal health and hygiene of La Plaza. With that intent, a temporary freeze was placed on expenditures. After receipt of budget information for December, 1996, that freeze was lifted.
"E. Confidentiality A director should not, in the regular course of business, disclose information about the corporation's legitimate activities unless they are already known to the public or are of public record. In the normal course of business, a director should treat as confidential all matters involving the corporation until there has been general public disclosure or unless the information is a matter of public record or common knowledge. The individual director is not a spokesperson for the corporation and thus disclosure to the public of corporate activities should be made only through the corporation's designated spokesperson, usually the Chief Executive or, in large organizations, a public relations officer. This presumption of confidential treatment should apply to all current information about legitimate board or corporate activities.(11) (11) Some public benefit corporations already face, and probably will increasingly face, demands for open meetings of their boards; in some cases, mixed public-private activities may impose that duty. Such practices are, as of this writing, infrequently required as a matter of law: but if open meetings are adopted as a practice, specific rules as to confidentiality, whether or not legally mandated, will have to be developed."
George. W. Zopf, President, Board of Directors, La Plaza Telecommunity Foundation.