Emails stoke conflict in Middletown (New Jersey)

From The Asbury Park Press:  Township Public Library Director Susan O’Neal zipped off a quick email to township government critic and library supporter Linda Baum on April 18, suggesting that she request a copy of the audio recording from the library meeting the prior night.


Editorial: N.J. legislature should support updates to opengov laws

From  With the recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s widespread monitoring of U.S. citizens, a pair of bills that give New Jersey residents a clearer picture of government goings on could not be timelier.

State Sen. Loretta Weinberg expects to post two measures that would fine-tune laws protecting the public’s right to know this week for a full Senate vote.


West Milford Council opposes changes to New Jersey’s public records access


The New Jersey Senate and Assembly members were urged in a resolution passed by the Township of West Milford Council on Aug. 15 to look at and weigh input from local government authorities and to abide by the concept of State mandate State pay. Two additional resolutions sent to the legislators oppose changes to the Open Public Records Act and the Open Public Meetings Act.



NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for July 27, 2012

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week:

San Diego County supervisors poised to uphold open meeting law, despite state action