“Municipal updates” are given at political party meetings that may include all seven members of the Princeton Municipal Council. Questions have been raised as to whether or not these “political caucus” meetings run afoul of the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). Political caucus meetings are allowed by the OPMA, which also doesn’t clearly define one, leaving considerable room for abuse.
“Political parties have to follow their internal procedures for calling caucuses, but those rules aren’t readily available to the public to determine if a meeting actually violated the public meetings law. There’s no objective way to know. You have to be an insider.” — Walter Luers, esq.
PRINCETON: Quorum of council members regularly meet privately in what they call a ‘political caucus’
By Philip Sean Curran
April 7, 2016
Wall committeewoman: Meeting may be illegal
by Susanne Cervenka
March 22, 2017