Future meetings of SUNY food service, bookstore opened
It was a partial victory for Tony Gray, a SUNY student, who sued University Auxiliary Services in February 2002 after being denied access to board meetings. Gray had asked the court to rule that the organization is a public body, which would require it to hold open meetings, and to declare a vote to make the price of food invalid because it took place during a closed meeting.
In his July 24 ruling, Judge Thomas McNamara declared the organization a public body because it was acting on behalf of a governmental body to perform essential services. But McNamara denied Gray's request for a refund, ruling that the statute of limitations had expired on the minutes of a May meeting, in which the organization voted to raise the prices.
reports, Winter 2002-03