Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sunshine Troublemaker of the week: John Paff

Interesting bit I learned reading this, a federal judge says citizens do have a right to protest on Post Office property as long as they don't interfere with customers.


In the last month alone, John has:

  • persuaded the town of Sea Girt to disclose more clearly and usefully the subjects they discuss behind closed doors,
  • persuaded Somerset County to stop charging illegally high fees for copies of documents,
  • launched an effort to persuade Monmouth County to disclose a settlement agreement in a sexual discrimination lawsuit,
  • filed a complaint against the Long Hill school board to obtain copies of documents pertaining to possibly inappropriate online comments made by a member of the school board, and
  • initiated a campaign to change New Jersey's open records law so that attorneys for public agencies have an incentive to ensure that the agencies comply with open records requests in good faith.