The GRC and the Courts: What are the differences?

The GRC is holding its annual OPRA seminar in Trenton on Wednesday, August 12.  NJFOG is attending.   According to OPRA, one of the missions of the Government Records Council (“GRC”) is to educate the public about OPRA. Most years since it was created, the GRC has held an annual seminar that is open to Read More …

Court to review Housing Authority’s OPMA violations

UPDATE (8/20/2015) – The summary judgment hearing scheduled for 08/21/15 has been CANCELLED.  Judge Hely will decide the matter on the papers submitted. UPDATE (8/22/2015) – See bottom of this post for the list of case documents to date. UPDATE (9/9/2015) – The trial court ruled in NJFOG’s favor on OPRA counts.  However, although the Summit Housing Authority has not prepared minutes Read More …

Court finds that Summit Housing Authority violated OPRA

UPDATE (8/22/2015) – See bottom of this post for the list of case documents to date. — Press Release July 16, 2015 For immediate release CONTACT: New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) https://njfog.org/contact/ Union County Superior Court Judge James Hely issued an opinion on Monday, July 13 that the Summit Housing Authority failed to properly reply Read More …

Requester’s Reply to Records Custodian Is Right On Target

When it comes to OPRA requests, local governments around the state are surprisingly similar. We all encounter the same roadblocks and delay tactics. As a result, we can utilize the same defenses. With that in mind, we wish to share with our readers a recent exchange that activist John Paff had with a records custodian Read More …

Summit Housing Authority sued for public meeting and records violations

UPDATE (8/22/2015) – See bottom of this post for the list of case documents to date. — Press Release July 9, 2015 For immediate release CONTACT: New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) https://njfog.org/contact/ The Housing Authority used to keep minutes for its non-public meetings – they are required to – but stopped a few years ago. At 10:00 Read More …