Atlantic County Open Public Records and Meetings Act Suit


On October 3, 2008, I filed a civil complaint against seventeen Atlantic County municipalities to correct their noncompliance with the Open Public Records Act and the Sen. Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act.  The civil complaint and other case documents are available here.


Of the seventeen defendant municipalities, I entered into Consent Judgments with sixteen of them and won a summary judgment against one. 


The municipality against which I won summary judgment is the City of Port Republic.  The following links lead to the order entered in that case and the transcript of the court proceedings.


The sixteen municipalities that entered into Consent Judgments are listed below.  Next to each is a link for a “hard” copy and, where available, a “live” copy of the Consent Judgment.  The “hard copies” are scans of what was filed with the court, and the “live” copies are text-searchable PDF versions from which text can be cut and pasted.  (I don’t have a “hard” copy of Egg Harbor Township’s Consent Judgments because it has not, as of August 1, 2009, been entered by the Court, also I don’t have one from Hammonton Town because the lawyer has not yet sent me a copy.)


John Paff, Chair

New Jersey Libertarian Party’s

Open Government Advocacy Project


Absecon City            Hard Live

Atlantic City           Hard Live

Buena Vista Township    Hard Live

Corbin City             Hard Live

Egg Harbor City         Hard Live

Egg Harbor Township     Hard Live

Folsom Borough          Hard Live

Galloway Township       Hard Live

Hamilton Township       Hard Live

Hammonton Town          Hard Live

Linwood City            Hard Live

Longport Borough        Hard Live

Margate City            Hard Live

Mullica Township        Hard None

Northfield City         Hard Live

Somers Point City       Hard Live