@jpessin1 I also agree that we should have public read access to the moderators forum for full transparency in our community.
To quote some folks from a thread on meta.stackexchange.com:
Moderation, as much as is possible, should be transparent and open to the public
And regarding private moderation:
This is still something to treat with caution. The danger of decisions being made in secret, of cliquish attitudes growing up, will always be present. It’s up to all of us to keep that from happening.
That being said, if there is something sensitive that we need to address we can do so as a team via one of our Zoom calls on a case-by-case basis, however most day-to-day moderation that is done here on the site itself should stay publicly visible unless we decide as a community there is a compelling reason.
We may wish to borrow from the StackExchange Moderator FAQ which has a list of Essential Reading.