"It is critical to understand how the proposed casino could impact our region and know who the region is doing business with," said Select Chairman John Mosher in a press release.
The selectmen have made an effort to meet with representatives for Foxwoods but the offers have been declined, he said. Requests to the gaming commission to obtain information on the aapplicant have been consistently rejected, said Mosher. The commission has also redacted information in documents it has sent to the town.
The town has taken the position in this suit that the withheld information does not fall within the public records exemption for redacting information that would place prospective casino developers at a competitive disadvantage.
"The Foxwood’s application contains information that any resident, whether its our neighbors in Milford, or any other potential surrounding community, should know as they continue to weigh the merits of this proposal," said Mosher. "The Gaming Commission should be requiring full disclosure of this information rather than assisting the applicant in keeping it concealed.”