Congratulations to the citizens of Oswego that took the time and effort to carry petitions and present them to the Oswego County Legislature regarding the removal of synthetic marijuana from store shelves.
Margaret Mead said. “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
It was the effort of these citizens that made the difference. Thank You.
I have enjoyed our mild winter. As in recent years, I employed the services of an individual to keep my driveway cleared of snow.
I am very fortunate to know this person, as he also kept my sidewalk and steps cleared and when necessary, also put down salt and sand.
I am very saddened to hear there were a handful of individuals who refused to make a final payment for snow-removal services. I am assuming that the reasoning, if it can be called that, is that no snow clearing ended up being necessary during the last half of winter.
Oswego County legislators are required to make a written request for the documents that they are the legal custodians of — and it has sparked a debate as to whether they should be exempt from having to follow the same procedure as the public in acquiring records.
In other counties around the state, legislators have access to records without written requests or wait.
The requests, known more commonly as a FOIL request, the acronym for Freedom of Information Law, are required to obtain public documents from government agencies. Requests can be made in writing by e-mail, hard copy or by using a form provided by the agency.