Editorial: Wallingford Center Inc. needs transparency if it wants public funds

Seventy-eight thousand, six hundred and fifty dollars may not be a huge sum in the budget of a town like Wallingford, but why should the town be granting that amount of taxpayer money annually to a “private, nonprofit organization” that doesn’t think those taxpayers are entitled to know what goes on at its meetings?

That’s one question raised by the complaint Town Councilor Craig Fishbein has filed with the Freedom of Information Commission against Wallingford Center Inc. There are others.

Fishbein filed back in April, having requested documents from the center more than a year earlier, he said. “They don’t let the public know when their meetings are and what their meetings are about,” he said. Continue>>>