The Committee on Open Government is responsible for overseeing and advising with regard to the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), Open Meetings, and Personal Privacy Protection Laws. The Freedom of Information Law pertains to the public’s right to government records; the Open Meetings Law concerns the public’s right to attend meetings of public bodies. Both of these statutes are based upon a presumption of access and, since their initial enactment, have undergone significant changes based largely upon recommendations made by the Committee. Robert Freeman is the Executive Director of the Committee on Open Government.
The Huntingtonian with assistance from Councilman Mark Mayoka has made arrangements for F.O.I.L officers and concerned citizens to attend a workshop with Mr. Freeman. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns including open F.O.I.L requests.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
2:00 pm at Jack Abrams School Auditorium
155 Lowndes Avenue, Huntington Station
TO SIGN UP FOR THIS SESSION CLICK HERE
7:00 pm at Finley Middle School
Greenlawn Road, Huntington
TO SIGN UP FOR THE FINLEY SESSION CLICK HERE
If you are interested in attending please register by Clicking on above session and register any questions, sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 767-0324. The workshop is free and all are welcome to attend. When registering please include contact information (phone number or e-mail address and affiliation if any.) If there is a specific topic related to the Open Meetings or Freedom of Information Law that you would like more information about please indicate when registering. We will make every effort to have it addressed.