Pissin' On the Peeps
Unfortunately, it seems like the Council is more interested in prolonging the story of Quinn's Presidents Day massacre (which, given our propensity for cheap web hits, we're more than happy to continue pursuing) than they are in following the law, and sharing with us any of the information we FOILed.
In fact, we haven't even received as much as an acknowledgment - as required by New York State law:
"Each entity subject to the provisions of this article, within five business days of the receipt of a written request for a record reasonably described, shall make such record available to the person requesting it, deny such request in writing or furnish a written acknowledgment of the receipt of such request and a statement of the approximate date when such request will be granted or denied..."
So, we're now going to pursue the next step available to us ... and will file an appeal with Speaker Quinn:
"...any person denied access to a record may within thirty days appeal in writing such denial to the head, chief executive, or governing body, who shall within ten business days of the receipt of such appeal fully explain in writing to the person requesting the record the reasons for further denial, or provide access to the record sought."
And in the mean time, Council folk, we'll be doing our part to keep this story rollin'....count on it!