Yorktown Residents Win FOIL Lawsuit

Written By: Robert Cox

Brian J. Howard of The Journal News is reporting:

[Yorktown] has spent nearly $160,000 this year defending five lawsuits and bringing two others, which for one resident has called into question the decisions of officials leading up to the lawsuits.

Susan Siegel raised the issue based on data she obtained under the state Freedom of Information Law. She said costly, possibly avoidable lawsuits underscore her call for residents to consider the merits of a town manager.

Siegel runs Committee for a Yorktown Town Administrator

According to Howard “Her own lawsuit in February challenging the town’s denial of a request for electronic documents cost the town $6,000. She spent just $472 to bring the case, and the town ultimately provided the documents as requested.”