“What was the decision process to make the parcel data publicly available? B. Bartlett: It was a confluence of several factors. A key one was that our staff was responding to increasing numbers of FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) requests for the data; also we’ve had a push at the state level for policies on […]
“To be honest with you, people have no clue what these [technology] bills are except about five members of the City Council so they need to hear from you that it makes sense,” said [Manhattan Borough President] Brewer, a former member of the City Council who initiated the council’s technology committee and chaired the operations […]
If the City Hall FOIL tracker was unveiled as a way to quell the call for legislation, it didn’t work. Gotham Gazette reached out to the stakeholders behind the bill and found unanimous support for the legislation and an unfettered desire to continue to push for it. Despite Administration Launch, Legislators & Advocates Vow to […]
The director of the [NY] state’s Committee on Open Government criticized the [Mayor Bill de Blasio]’s stance on denying reporter requests for Freedom of Information Law logs. “I think it’s a ridiculous response,” Robert Freeman, director of the NY Department of State Committee on Open Government, said on Tuesday. “I don’t know why they are […]
BetaNYC’s support of three bills that would put the city’s laws online, centralize FOIL, and Publishing the City Record online.
Date: Monday, 9 June 2014From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYCTo: NY City Council’s Committee on Governmental Operations jointly with the Committee on TechnologySubject: Online Publication of City Laws, Centralizing FOIL, and Publishing the City Record online Honorable Chairs and City Council Members, I am Noel Hidalgo, the executive director of BetaNYC. It is a […]