Discovery Bay government will no longer accept cash in payment of all services including water bills and park reservations. Its for the concern of public employees who are at threat from thieves. Of course there never has been an incident of such a threat. Of course it is also mentioned that some people have been using cash to remain anonymous when requesting public records. The local government wants to know who is requesting public documents. This is most likely the real reason. It received four public information requests anonymously last fall.Read more »
The NJ Libertarian Party Open Government Advocacy Taskforce has uncovered a "confidential" out of court settlement of $75K. This project has uncovered multiple out of court settlements that towns have tried to keep confidential. For more on this case see http://ogtf.lpcnj.org/2010270P5/
For more on the Open Government Advocacy Taskforce see http://ogtf.lpcnj.org/ and http://njlp.org/news/partynews/opengovernment
John Paff, Chairman of the NJ Libertarian Open Government Advocacy Project (see http://njlp.org/news/partynews/opengovernment) describes how the Bridgeton, NJ Board of Education treats the public during their public meetings. He criticizes them for violations of Open Public Meeting Act violations.Read more »
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