Oswego County FOIL discussion tabled

by Carol Thompson

A discussion in regard to changes in Oswego County’s Freedom of Information Law policy was tabled with little discussion by the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee.

During Monday’s meeting, Legislator Shawn Doyle asked if a draft policy could be presented to New York State Committee on Open Government Committee Director Robert Freeman for an opinion.

“It would just make sense,” Doyle said.

The committee approved tabling discussion of the policy until Freeman reviewed it.
Majority Leader Jack Proud said that he wanted to remind the committee of the concept of local control.

“I think this body, this committee, is perfectly capable of initiating and setting up its own policy,” he said. “I don’t want to give up local control of what we’re doing.”

Proud said the committee should submit the new policy to Freeman after the fact.

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