Testimony before New York State Assembly’s Joint Hearing on NY’s Open Meetings Law

New York's Open Meetings Law must be fixed

There is no question that, along with every other aspect of civic life during COVID, tweaks needed to be made to the Open Meetings Law to ensure the safety and health of New Yorkers. However, it is our view that aspects of the Open Meetings Law (OML) are fundamentally broken. The OML must be revised to truly function to serve the public good and provide real transparency and accountability for everyday New Yorkers.