Great uncertainty surrounds the New York Open Meetings Law (OML), a law that permits the public to attend meetings of public bodies. Obviously, the OML becomes especially crucial in the area of land use where public governmental meetings are the norm, and conflicts usually involve several interested parties. This article delves into OML issues such as, what constitutes a public meeting, and the importance of having meetings open to the public.
John R. Nolon, Open Meetings: Land Use Mediation and the Public's Right to Know, N.Y. L.J., Feb. 19, 2003, at 5, http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/698/.