NYLPI Signs Letter to the NYS Committee on Open Government Regarding Inclusive Hybrid Meeting Options

December 1, 2023

Coronavirus, Disability Justice, Health Justice, MTA, News

Photo: a hand touches the keypad of a laptop. On the laptop screen is lots of little squares of people on webcam - a webcast meeting.

NYLPI joins over 30 other organizations in signing a letter regarding suggested Open Meetings Law changes for the 2024 legislative session.

“New Yorkers learned a great deal during the COVID-19 pandemic, including that remote (and subsequently recorded) public meetings were a boon to members of the disabled community, parents of young children and the many other civic-minded people whose circumstances make it challenging to attend government meetings in person. In the FY 2022-2023 budget, the State Legislature and Governor made many of the COVID-era remote meetings practices permanent, and provided a framework for remote and in-person participation, but did not fully embrace a hybrid mandate. Fortunately, New York can have both in-person and remote access to public meetings,” the letter reads.

Read the full letter here.

 

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