Committee postpones FOIL policy

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee took no action on adopting a new Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) policy until more information is gathered.

Legislators said last month that they wanted to seek the opinion of Robert Freeman, the executive director of the New York State Committee on Open Government prior to adopting a policy.

During Thursday’s meeting, Legislature Clerk Wendy Falls said she had contacted Freeman and he suggested contacting the New York State Association of Counties because the issue relates more to policy than Freedom of Information law.

Minority Leader Mike Kunzwiler asked if NYSCA would have more of a benchmark type of policy.

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