Thursday, June 16, 2005

Greenwich Being Forced to Give Public Information to the Public

As a former reporter, I always believe that government hides whatever it can get away with hiding, and makes it difficult for the public to get the rest. A good example is the Greenwich health official who didn’t think it was in the public interest to disclose that the town had killed 20 Canada geese that it considered a nuisance, despite the fact that Canada geese are a public resource.

So I was glad to see this story in today’s Greenwich Time: Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled that the town’s geographic information system data is public information and has to be made available. I look forward to watching how the town complies and I hope the reporter stays with it.


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