One of the city’s biggest open-government advocates isn’t heeding his own advice — and he’s the mayor. Nearly a month into his administration, Mayor de Blasio has yet to appoint a records officer to handle requests for public information from citizens and the media.
The lack of urgency in setting up shop contrasts sharply with de Blasio’s position as public advocate, where he released a 29-page paper berating city agencies for ignoring public-access laws.
He even doled out harsh letter grades like a disappointed teacher in that paper, issued last April — assigning F’s to the NYPD and NYCHA for their slow disclosures. Continue>>>