Join the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government the evening of September 20, 2016 for a discussion of the state's open public records and meetings laws. This event is being provided at no cost to attendees with our thanks to The Amboy Guardian for making the arrangements.
Come learn about the laws that provide public access to government records and meetings and that allow citizens greater insight into the operations of state and local governments in New Jersey.
Read More… from NJFOG Press Release: Free NJFOG OPRA/OPMA forum in Perth Amboy on September 20
An initial hearing will be held on September 28 in New Brunswick before Middlesex County Assignment Judge Travis L. Francis for a lawsuit alleging that the Spotswood Board of Education has violated the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and Open Public Records Act (OPRA).
Read More… from NJFOG Press Release: Spotswood School Board meeting minutes don’t make the grade, lawsuit claims
The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) secured a court consent order on May 31 against the Little Egg Harbor Fire District #3 that requires the Board of Fire Commissioners to follow provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA).
Read More… from New Jersey: Little Egg Harbor Fire Co. agrees to adhere to Meetings Act
Want to learn more about how to make a proper OPRA request and what records you can access? Want to ensure your town better complies with public meeting rules?
Join the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government at the Cranford Community Center the evening of April 26th for a discussion of the state’s open public records and meetings laws (OPRA and OPMA). This event is being provided at no cost to attendees thanks to our sponsor, the Union County Watchdog Association (UCWA).
Read More… from NJFOG hosts April 26 discussion on state’s open public records, meetings laws
Press Release — The drafters of New Jersey's Open Public Records Act wisely required records custodians, absent a good reason, to either grant or deny access to requested records within seven business days. Without a hard deadline, records requests could be stalled indefinitely.
Read More… from GRC asked to review Bayonne’s improper use of extensions in responding to OPRA requests
On August 31, the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) submitted a formal Petition for Rulemaking to the Local Finance Board (LFB) within the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA). (The petition and NJFOG’s cover letter can also be found on the DCA’s website.)
Read More… from NJFOG seeks changes in how ethics complaints are handled
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop is blocking release of his meetings calendar because he has an expectation of privacy and shouldn't have to document "every minute" of his time, his spokesman said.
Read More… from Jersey City mayor not releasing meeting calendar
Free OPRA Forum in Flemington, New Jersey
Wednesday, Sept. 23 — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) will be hosting a free OPRA Forum on September 23 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Hunterdon County Court House, 75 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822. The site is best known for “The Trial of the Century,” the famous trial involving the 1932 kidnapping Colonel Lindbergh’s son.
Read More… from [Press Release] N.J. Foundation for Open Government hosts open forum