Village of Valley Stream gets a B- in PCLI transparency study


The Press Club of Long Island released an exhaustive study of municipalities’ response to Freedom of Information Act requests on March 13, in which the Village of Valley Stream received a B- score.

PCLI indicated in the study that the village clerk called back the same day to preview a letter of acknowledgment that was sent a few days later.

“In its reply, the village scored points for emailing its payroll list, FOIL policy and board meeting minutes,” the study reported. “The village lost a point for not maintaining a subject matter listing and lost a half point for its response time when it missed the 20-day deadline to provide all of the documents without requesting an extension.”