Re: Did you know the City Council is required at (Open Public Meeting Act) Caucus allow public to speak
Posted by bodhipooh on 2017/3/19 14:15:37
Please see N.J.S.A. 10:4-12 this section discuss the exception to public attending only.
Governing bodies must set aside a portion of every meeting (Caucus included) to allow for public comment.
Historically, this law has NOT BEEN ENFORCED, its time it is.
The Public has a legal right to speak at caucus and general council meetings and the council nor does the
Legal Department have a right to prohibit a legal right.
You are 100% wrong on this point.
NJSA 10:4-12 deals with the nine exceptions under which a public body can hold (or, go into) a closed meeting.
Once again: the right to attend a meeting does NOT entitle you (or, the rest of the public) to actually speak at every public body meeting. This is clearly explained explained in the law statutes, and you can read it online as well.
Here is a link for you to read: http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/new-j ... -meetings-laws-new-jersey
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