Forum promotes better understanding of open government

From Talk of the Sound:

Three basic understandings were promoted at the Forum sponsored by Assemblyman George Latimer and the Larchmont-Mamaroneck League of Women Voters on Open Government: freedom of information (FOIL), open meetings and personal privacy laws.

Elizabeth Radow, President of the Larchmont-Mamaroneck League of Women Voters, made introductory remarks challenging the group saying: how can elected officials be up front on all issues. Why can or can't we get access to information we need?

The featured speaker, Bob Freeman, Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government, introduced himself to the large crowd which had gathered at he Weaver Street firehouse in Mamaroneck on July 21 by saying, "I am here for you." He emphasized his agency was very small and consisted of only two people.

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