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

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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.”