Allendale (N.J.) Council opposed to ‘very costly’ public records legislation


The Allendale Mayor and Council has joined the League of Municipalities in passing a resolution opposing legislation that would reform and modernize laws that allow the public to have prior notice of meetings and have access to government documents, based on what the municipality has said are "costly unfunded mandates" and releases information "residents would expect to remain confidential."


Several municipalities have expressed concerns with the requirements and say it would be a "cost-driver" for local and state government and would "make government less effective."