Saturday, October 23, 2010

Open Government Group Holds Free Meeting in Bradley Beach

The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government will be holding a free open government presentation on Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Bradley Beach Mayor Julie Schreck and Robert Napoli are sponsoring the event. The presentation will take place at the Bradley Beach Firehouse Banquet Hall, located at the rear of 725 Main Street, Bradley Beach, New Jersey. NJFOG is New Jersey’s only nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate the public about OPRA and OPMA. NJFOG also seeks to improve and enforce these laws.

Speakers will discuss the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) and the Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”). Three NJFOG representatives will discuss the requirements of these laws, how they can be enforced, recent changes in the law, and common mistakes made by both members of the public and public agencies when working with these laws. They will also answer questions. The three speakers will be:

John Paff, who is an NJFOG director, is chairman of the Open Government Task Force of the Libertarian Party of Middlesex County and is a state-wide advocate of open government.

Attorney Walter Luers is also a NJFOG director who specializes in open government law.

Michael Pierone is also an advocate for open government who specializes in collecting spending information from public agencies and placing that information in online databases that can be searched by the public.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. There is no charge for this event.

For further information, please contact NJFOG Administrator Jane Primerano, 908-459-5082.

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