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Behind Closed Doors, Executive Sessions and the Public's Right to Know

Date: Oct 2, 2017
Author(s): Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government
Topic(s): Government: General
Type: Report

The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government evaluated the Annual Financial Disclosure Forms utilized by ten municipalities in Erie and Niagara County. The Disclosure Forms were ranked from best to worst based on criteria we established. The ten municipalities reviewed were: Cheektowaga, Erie County, Buffalo, Town of Hamburg, Niagara Falls, Town of Lancaster, Amherst, Town of Tonawanda, Clarence, Niagara County.

The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government, Inc. is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization comprised of journalists, activists, attorneys, educators, and other concerned citizens who value open government and freedom of information.