Municipal clerk sues over exclusion from executive sessions

Hapatcong’s Clerk claims that she was excluded from certain executive session meetings at which the council discussed an internal complaint filed by her and other municipal employees. Her complaint states that her exclusion from those meetings “makes it impossible for Continue Reading →

Colts Neck files “first strike” suit in OPRA matter

UPDATE (Sept. 14, 2016):  Colts Neck has had a change of heart regarding its lawsuit to have the records declared not public. They have decided to not pursue the lawsuit and have produced the records. ————-   Colts Neck Township Continue Reading →

GRC’s Parave-Fogg decision challenged to bring unapproved minutes under OPRA

The GRC decided in Parave-Fogg v. Lower Alloways Creek Township that public meeting minutes are exempt from OPRA as “inter-agency, intra-agency advisory, consultative, or deliberative material” until they are approved by the public body. This often results in unreasonable delays Continue Reading →

Lawsuit against Long Beach Island BOE claims Records and Meetings Act violations

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release On March 2, 2016, the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) filed suit in Ocean County Superior Court claiming that the Long Beach Island Board of Education committed multiple violations of the state’s Open Continue Reading →