The New Jersey Open Data Initiative (bill S727) has been signed into law. It requires that certain information be made available online by state agencies, establishes a standardized data format, and creates a dedicated website as a one-stop portal for Continue Reading →
Join NJFOG on March 13, 2017 for a discussion of New Jersey’s Open Public Records and Meetings Acts. Read more and register HERE!
The below article discusses the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) with respect to accommodating large crowds. NJFOG officers Walter Luers and John Paff were interviewed. Paff “said he’d never seen a lawsuit where a governing body was challenged on public Continue Reading →
This referendum initiative in Berkeley Heights seeks to increase transparency locally above that provided by the state’s Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). The idea is for enough voters to sign a petition to legally require the proposed ordinance to be put on Continue Reading →
On January 27, 2017, in three consolidated appeals, the Appellate Division held that OPRA requests are, generally, themselves subject to OPRA and that access to such requests cannot be denied wholesale. The opinion is available HERE. Cases: A-1236-14T3 HARRY SCHEELER Continue Reading →