I don't recall ever before encountering a public agency misusing the "emergency meeting" exception to the Open Public Meetings Act. I did encounter such a violation today by the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC). After determining that it didn't give 48 hours advance public notice of a rescheduled meeting, ELEC held the meeting anyway, blithely finding that to do otherwise "would result in harm to the public interest."

The text of my letter to the Commission is on-line at:
http://njopengovt.blogspot.com/2012/02/improper-meeting-notice-no-problem.html

John Paff, Chairman
New Jersey Libertarian Party's
Open Government Advocacy Project

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