Nutley commission sets recording guidelines called “overreaching”

On 9/15, Nutley’s governing body adopted video recording guidelines meant for all township boards. We haven’t seen the new resolution yet, but the below article lists some criteria that look similar to prior provisions. The article also notes that a Continue Reading →

Roselle Park MLUB To Eliminate Public Comment Portion

The Roselle Park Municipal Land Use Board announced on July 20 that it will be doing away with the public comment portion of its meetings starting in September.  The move takes away the public’s ability to speak on land use Continue Reading →

Gloucester Township Council suppressed citizen’s speech, apparently based on its content.

In this excellent blog post, John Paff describes how the Gloucester Township Council cut off a speaker from talking during public comment and then immediately closed the public comment period, which almost certainly violated that person’s First Amendment right to Continue Reading →

Court requires Spring Lake Heights to keep better meeting minutes and release them sooner

(credit:  Walter Luers) We wanted to share with you the successful results of an Open Public Meetings Act lawsuit that was filed by a person in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey.  The name of the lawsuit is Crippen v. Spring Continue Reading →

Judge: Island Heights school board violated law

The following is press coverage of NJFOG’s Island Heights case.  NJFOG treasurer John Paff is quoted.  -NJFOG Asbury Park Press September 2, 2014 by Kathleen Hopkins (full article here and re-posted below) ISLAND HEIGHTS – The Island Heights Board of Continue Reading →