The City Council voted today to require the mayor’s office to post all executive orders and MOUs online in an effort to make documents only available through FOIA requests available to a broader audience.
Under the new legislation, beginning next month the administration will have to submit newly-enacted executive orders to the City Council as well as posting them on the city’s website.
“The public should have access to how the City operates and not have to go through an arduous process just to get to information that they want,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “Now, with a click of a button that information will be right at their fingertips instead of waiting for weeks to get information that they are entitled to.”
MOUs that would hamper law enforcement or emergency response operations are exempt from the new bill.
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