The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government is hosting a free educational seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in the cafeteria of the Belleville High School, 100 Passaic Ave., during National Sunshine Week – March 13-19.
The dialogue will be all about open government and your right to know. Panelists will discuss New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and how you can exercise your rights under these laws to be better informed about the operations of state and local government. Handouts will be provided.
The seminar is free, but attendees are asked to register at NJFOG’s website at NJFOG.org.
Update: The Belleville Times has published an editorial regarding Sunshine Week, and promoting NJFOG’s event at BHS:
Belleville editorial: Local chance to celebrate Sunshine Week
And The Observer as well:
Established in 2001, the New Jersey Foundation for Open Government (NJFOG) is the only organization in New Jersey dedicated solely to improving public access to government records and meetings. NJFOG works to educate residents about the state’s Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and also works to strengthen these laws and increase compliance.