FOI complaint against Wallingford non-profit moves forward

WALLINGFORD — The state Freedom of Information Commission is expected to hear a complaint filed by Wallingford CT Councilor Craig Fishbein over whether Wallingford Center Inc. is a public entity.

Fishbein filed a complaint against the private, nonprofit organization in April 2014 because he believes WCI is a public entity that should disclose meeting minutes and make meeting agendas public. The Freedom Information Commission initially decided not to hear the complaint on administrative grounds since it only has jurisdiction over public agencies, FOI Public Education Officer Tom Hennick said.

(Fishbein) responded very thoroughly on why he thought they were a public agency,” Hennick said in a phone interview Monday. “In this case, there’s no doubt we’ll have to open it up.” Continue>>>