SJO has learned that the Bellmawr Borough Council has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by John Paff, a well known open government advocate. Paff, who blogs at New Jersey Open Government Notes, New Jersey Civil Settlements, and Random Notes on NJ Government, is suing Bellmawr Borough Council for alleged violations of the Open Public Meetings Act.
SJO is in possession of the Complaint and is in the process of reviewing the allegations contained in it. The Complaint, dated February 26, 2016, has been filed in Camden County Superior Court.
An updated article will be provided following the review of the Complaint and after the parties have been reached for their comments on the lawsuit.
*Article updated on March 4, 2016 to correct the date of the Complaint