Governor Cuomo’s response to our FOIL request

On May 15, many of us sent a FOIL request to the office of Governor Cuomo to send us a list of Resolutions he has received on the SAFE act.  July 12th we got a response:

July 12, 2013

Dear Mr. Hempel:

This letter responds to your correspondence dated May 15, 2013 which, pursuant to FOIL, requested:

lists of the following categories:

1. all counties which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights
2. all cities which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights
3. all towns which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights
4. all towns which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights
5. all villages which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights
6. all law enforcement groups which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights
7. all other governmental bodies which have sent a copy of a resolution or other statement regarding the SAFE act or second amendment or gun rights

In each of these lists, provide the name of the entity and whether the resolution or statement was in favor of the SAFE act, in opposition, or neutral.

Please be advised that we performed a diligent search for the records you request. Although the Executive Chamber does not possess any list containing the information that you seek, we located five hundred fifty-eight (558) pages of resolutions and official statements from counties, towns, villages, and other governmental bodies. You may access the records here: https://www.yousendit.com/download/bWJvUGhRMm1wcFdybHNUQw

To the extent you are not satisfied with this response, pursuant to Public Officers Law § 89(4)(a), you have thirty (30) days to take a written appeal of this determination. You may make an appeal by writing: FOIL Appeals Officer, Executive Chamber, State of New York, Albany, New York, 12224.

Very truly yours,

George Stiefel III
FOIL Counsel
Records Access Officer


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FOIL SAFE act resolutions from Gov Cuomo by Evan Hempel

6 Responses to Governor Cuomo’s response to our FOIL request

  1. it takes 558 pages to say: “Veto the SAFE Act” ?!?!?!?

  2. Great Job EVAN!

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