N.Y. State open government director rejects Sullivan’s blanket confidentiality claim

From RecordOnline.com:

MONTICELLO (October 23, 2012) – The Sullivan County Legislature was within its right to hold private presentations by bidders for its tourism-promotion contract, but the county’s refusal to disclose any part of the proposals has no basis in law, a state official said.

The state’s Open Meetings Law allows private presentations by the Sullivan County Visitor’s Association and Sullivan County Tourism and Promotion Inc. on Thursday, said Bob Freeman, executive director of the state’s Committee on Open Government.