President: Joseph ThompsonMeetings: Community Council meetings are at 7:30 PM on the last Tuesday of every month (with the exception of July, August and December). Meeting locations vary. The Tuesday, Sept 24, 2019 meeting will be held at the Morris Park Association - 1824 Bronxdale Ave, Bronx NY 10462 at 7:30 PM. Please contact the Community Affairs Unit at (718) 918-2025/2032 for more information.
On Tuesday, the University announced the formation of a task force to provide a comprehensive review of the UF commencements. Dr. David Parrott, vice president for Student Affairs, and Ian Green, student body president will serve as co-chairs. The University is in the final stages of a search for its first Chief Diversity Officer. That individual is expected to serve on the task force along with the senior director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs and other University stakeholders.
People also found out how little power they had over their information. Generally, people want, and think they have, control over who knows what about them. Individual identity is in part performance: People decide and change who they are and how they act in different places, around different groups.
Information on pleasure, masturbation, the clitoris and orgasm is taught in commonly used sex education programs in Dutch schools. So is information on abstinence, birth control, consent, communication, sexual decision-making, and the difference between porn and real sex. The Dutch have lower pregnancy and STI rates, and three times less sexual violence than the U.S.
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Since its beginning, the Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb has evolved into a much anticipated annual events, and generated interest from individuals across the country who hoped to adapt the format and host an event in their cities. In 2010, the original Denver team partnered with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to create a template that would enable coordinator to successfully replicate a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb anywhere in the United States.
We are working hard to provide important resources, workshops, and timely information to help both firefighters and our Fire Hero Families stay connected and well during these unprecedented times. These new resources can be found here on our website, shared through E-mail, and through our social media channels.
We made this agreement where I could come down and spend a week at NSA, and they gave me a little room where I could go over the newsletters and pick the ones I wanted. So I got all that information, and spent about a week at NSA. And finally they really wanted to delete some names and faces, and I said you can do that, but there ought to be some kind of quid pro quo. The quid pro quo was that I get to interview senior officials and take a tour of the agency. And that was what really opened it up.
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In addition to body cameras, local jurisdictions, similar to Chicago, Oakland, Houston, and the state of Wisconsin, can implement community review boards to improve relations between the police department and local residents, hold local officials more accountable, and assist in decisions about officer-involved killings. There are four related principles that should be implemented as it relates to these review boards: (1) Formation, the formation of these boards should be independent and not linked to any political figure or party in control at the time of their formation; (2) Composition and Focus, the composition, focus, and purpose of these boards should be diverse, community-oriented, and not serve the political figure or party in control; (3) Function, roles of boards should focus on internal reviews of police shootings and use of excessive force, provide easy ways for residents to report occurrences, make policy recommendations, and make findings publicly available; and (4) Evaluation, every review board should base recommendations on existing evidence and best practices to establish benchmarks to denote how their actions indicate change and capture their own effectiveness. Researchers can qualitatively examine the content and makeup of community review boards to investigate their effectiveness in reducing health disparities and improving transparency.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v. NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, (pdf) Supreme Court, Albany County, May 10, 1989 - Overturned agency's denial of a request for names and addresses of mink and fox farmers; Court agreed with opinion of COG advising that provisions concerning privacy can be asserted only with respect to personal information relating to natural persons and held that "the names and business addresses of individuals or entities engaged in animal farming for profit do not constitute information of a private nature, and this conclusion is not changed by the fact that a person's business address may also be the address of his or her residence."
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v. Board of Trustees of State University of New York 184 AD2d 508, 584 NYS2d 198 (2nd Dept 1992) - In related decision regarding Open Meetings Law, Appellate Division found that entity's powers and functions were derived from federal law and that, therefore, it was not subject to that statute; using same reasoning, it was held that the entity is not subject to Freedom of Information Law.
Anonymous v. Board of Education for Mexico Central School District, 162 Misc.2d 300, 616 NYS2d 867 (New York County 1994) - Teacher sought to enjoin District from disclosing any portion of settlement agreement pursuant to which charges of misconduct had been settled, citing lower court decision in LaRocca, which has since been modified. Court held that any confidentiality agreement in conflict with FOIL would be void as against public policy, that there is no blanket exception in the FOIL regarding personnel files, that the settlement is not an "employment history", that the agreement "is not information in which petitioner has any reasonable expectation of privacy where the agreement contains the teacher's admission to much of the misconduct charged", that the agreement is "tantamount to a final agency determination." See LaRocca, Geneva Printing, Buffalo Evening News.
Applegate v. Fischer, 89 AD3d 1303, 936 NYS2d 239 (3d Dept. 2011) - Court held that copyright concerns were insufficient to justify a denial of access to manufacturer's training manuals concerning maintenance and testing of urinalysis machine. Also, agency failed to justify denial of request for tester's log book information.
Aurelius Capital Management v. Dinallo, 22 Misc.3d 1122(A), 881 NYS2d 361(U), affirmed 70 AD3d 467, 898 NYS2d 448 (1st Dept 2010) - Aurelius requested from State Insurance Department spreadsheets submitted to the Department by MBIA, a competitor detailing nearly 3000 transactions that MBIA insures. MBIA claimed trade secret status, and Department denied request by Aurelius. Citing Encore and distinguishing Markowitz, court upheld Department denial, finding that Department was the only source of the information, that MBIA would be damaged by disclosure and that, unlike Markowitz, the likelihood of damage was not merely theoretical, but rather was real.
Babigian v. Evans, 104 Misc.2d 140, 427 NYS2d 688, affirmed 97 AD2d 992, 469 NYS2d 834(U) (1st Dept 1983) - Court unanimously upheld lower court decision holding that the Office of Court Administration is an "agency" subject to the Freedom of Information Law; Supreme Court also found that Law does not require agency to tabulate statistics, but access to information in computer should not be restricted merely because it is not in printed form; agency argued unsuccessfully that disclosure of list of employees who were awarded back pay would "impair" collective bargaining negotiations; cited opinion of Committee. Current Law: §§86(1) and (3), 87(2)(c) and 89(3); see also Quirk
Belth v. Insurance Department, 95 Misc.2d 18, 406 NYS2d 649 (New York County 1977) - Computer programs and mathematical models submitted to Insurance Department by insurance company held deniable on the ground that the information constitutes a trade secret. Current Law: §87(2)(d)
Bloomberg v. Hennessy, 99 Misc.2d 958, 417 NYS2d 593 (New York County 1979) - Accident reports of Commissioner of Transportation not exempt from disclosure under §117 of the Transportation Law, but rather accessible under §83 of the Transportation Law and the Freedom of Information Law; in camera inspection made. Current Law: §87(2)(a) 2b1af7f3a8