COOG / Freeman

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When Robert J. Freeman was the Executive Director of the COOG, following the Freedom of Information Law was non-political and opinions were based on the law.


For years there was a debate on how to word a FOIL.  Specific: Request copy of an invoice for a 2022 Ford F350 or General/Broad: All invoices for vehicles purchased in 2022.


The new interpretation of state law favors the request for a specific document. If you request an invoice for a blue truck and a red truck was purchased, you'll not receive any documents.


Documents, in Evans, NY, are now part of a shell game. Those denying documents won't make it easy to properly describe a desired document.


Google has saved every search you ever made! There is no reason why every financial transaction