City and State First Read Heard Around Town by City and State

New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos
Heard Around Town

Reporters and good government advocates who have grown tired of poor response times to FOIL requests from city agencies may soon find sweet relief. Speaking at a City & State sponsored technology event on Thursday night, City Councilman Ben Kallos said he is interested in revamping the FOIL system. Kallos hopes to simplify requests by allowing online submissions, as well as a way to track the request’s progress online. A draft of the legislation is currently being written and the details have not fully been worked out, but Kallos said he hopes it passes the Council quickly.

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