Transparency Omitted

Oct 04, 2019

To the Editor:

Transparency took another major hit during Little Egg Harbor’s September meeting when the township committee did its version of Nancy Pelosi’s “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Resolution 2019-206, authorizing the payment of the township’s bills in the amount of $4,163,400, was omitted from the agenda. When questioned about this glaring omission, the response was that this error was a simple oversight and after the committee approves this disbursement it would become available to the public.

The Open Public Meetings Law, which is commonly referred to as the “Sunshine Law,” was enacted in 1975. It establishes the right of all citizens to have adequate advance notice of all public meetings and the right to attend meetings at which any business affecting the public is discussed or acted upon. – N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 to 10:4-2

Transparency is the foundation of the Sunshine Law that brings government out of shadows of complacency into the halls of democracy.

Art Mooney

Little Egg Harbor




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