New York’s new ethics board is set to hold its first teleconference, which could violate the state Open Meetings Law.
A person familiar with the meeting says the Joint Commission on Public Ethics is scheduled to meet for the first time by teleconference, apparently without public notice.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the meeting.
The state Open Meetings Law requires public notice of government meetings and the sessions must be public, unless the board votes to enter executive session on certain allowed purposes, such as personnel actions.
An email says board Chairwoman Janet DiFiore called the meeting.
DiFiore’s spokesman confirmed the meeting, but said he wasn’t sure if it qualified as a public meeting that would have to be open.