Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation

Compliance with Freedom of Information Law Requirements

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation is responsible for the development, operation, security and maintenance of a planned community located on Roosevelt Island, which is located in the East River in New York City. Article 6 of the New York State Public Officers Law provides for public access to government records. The statute, generally referred to as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), applies to any State agency, public authority and local government entity, with the exception of the Judiciary and the State Legislature. Under FOIL, the Corporation is required to make all eligible records available for public inspection or copying within certain time frames. We evaluated the Corporationís compliance with these requirements and identified the need for certain improvements. For example, we found that the Corporation was not always timely in its response to FOIL requests. We recommended that certain actions be taken by the Corporation to improve its compliance with FOIL requirements.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-S-48 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.