Governmental bodies are required to keep minutes of their public meetings under the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), but release of those records is largely governed by the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Though the OPMA requires that minutes be Continue Reading →
(NOTE: Due to a small glitch, there is no audio for the first minute of the video, but there is good sound after that.) Description: Co-hosted by NJFOG and Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) and held in PPA’s newly renovated barn Continue Reading →
UPDATE (6/21/2017): If you didn’t see NJFOG’s seminar in Southampton last night, you missed a great presentation. It was live-streamed — thank you Citizen’s Media TV — so you can watch it HERE. Presenter John Paff was mega-revved from his Continue Reading →
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Settlement agreements involving governmental agencies or officials are public records. However, public agencies often balk at releasing these records or disclose only the final signed agreement at best. Settlements often involve large sums of public money, whether paid by a Continue Reading →
Case Name: Libertarians for Transparent Government (LFTG) v. Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Docket Number: BUR-L-1567-16 County / Vicinage: Burlington (originally filed in Mercer Co., but transferred to Burlington Co.) Filing Date: July 21, 2016 Judge: Bookbinder, Ronald Status: Open (as Continue Reading →
CASE SUMMARY: LFTG v. Willingboro Township Case Name: Libertarians for Transparent Government (LFTG) v. Willingboro Township and Sarah Wooding Docket Number: BUR-L-1415-16 County: Burlington Filing Date: July 1, 2016 Presiding Judge: Bookbinder, Ronald E. Status: Resolved except issue of Continue Reading →
Many people who have sought public meeting minutes have heard the familiar refrain, “the minutes are not approved for release.” That would seem to imply that failure of a governing body to adopt a set of minutes could forever block Continue Reading →