Reporting and activism lead to Rahway board resignations

Following reports by about two individuals serving as board members for both the Rahway Redevelopment Agency and the Rahway Parking Authority, New Jersey transparency advocate John Schmidt decided to speak out. He recognized the dual service as a conflict disallowed by law, among other issues.

After first obtaining records via an OPRA request to confirm who was currently serving on each board, on April 10th Schmidt notified the Department of Community Affairs of his concerns via email, in which he referenced the Rahway Rising article about the appointments. Board resignations followed and were reported by Rahway Rising, which gave a hat tip to Schmidt!

John Schmidt actively promotes good government not only as a private citizen, as he did here, but also as a dedicated member of NJFOG’s board. Thank you, John!