On August 21, Union County Superior Court Judge James Hely is scheduled to hear argument in a case against the Summit Housing Authority for non-compliance with New Jersey's open public meetings law. The matter is currently set for 9 a.m. in Elizabeth.
The case, which alleges multiple violations of the state's Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) , was filed by the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) earlier this year. It's the latest of several "affirmative litigation" lawsuits brought by the public advocacy group to draw attention to such violations and encourage greater voluntary compliance with the law by public agencies statewide. Continue>>>