NJ Attorney General proposes making deadly force videos accessible

A new policy proposed on 2/26/2018 by the New Jersey Attorney General (AG) will make deadly force videos publicly available. The announcement came the day before the New Jersey Supreme Court heard arguments in Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Continue Reading →

Mansfield Twp (Warren Co) adopts restrictive video-recording ordinance

UPDATE (5/10/2018): At its May 9, 2018 meeting, the Mansfield Twp. Committee adopted Ordinance 2018-02 by a vote of 4 to 1. Committeeman Michael Misertino voted against following his unsuccessful motion to make changes. UPDATE (4/30/2018): The second reading and public Continue Reading →

Raritan Twp Committeeman promotes transparency at Feb. 20 meeting

UPDATE (2/23/2018): Following approximately 40 minutes of meeting discussion, the Committee did not act on the proposal.  This further supports the need for legislative reform and modernization of the OPMA. Original post: Transparency, accountability, and the Open Public Meetings Act Continue Reading →

OPRA’s “reason for separation” does not include motivation for resigning, per Appellate Court

An appellate court ruled that “reason for separation” under OPRA does not include an employee’s motivation for resigning. However, the court also ruled that a records request concerning an employee’s separation should prompt a broad search of agency records, not Continue Reading →

Letter to the Editor: OPRA update benefits town clerks, too

In a letter-to-the-editor, NJFOG responds to recent commentary by the Municipal Clerks Association regarding the OPRA reform legislation (S1046). Read our letter below and find more information about the OPRA and OPMA reform legislation on our website here.   OPRA update Continue Reading →