Messina said he likes the concept of coming up with a way to release documents, but he doesn't think Hennessey's proposal allows the town clerk or town attorney sufficient time to review the attachments, especially for a large agenda. He has previously said a wholesale release of attachments could make public personal information or sensitive documents.
The town has to be careful in making sure this initiative doesn't overload staff, he continued.
"This is one of those things when you do it, you got to make sure that you do it right," Messina said.
Hennessey said he's aware of those issues.
"We're trying to balance putting too much work on [the town clerk's] back," he said. "If we're not real careful with it we could overwhelm her."
He also said he's hoping the public will weigh in on the draft proposal. A copy of the proposal is linked at the top of this story.""