Author: Joseph W. Oxley

Deadline Approaching for Federal Aid to New Jersey Municipalities With Sandy Revenue Loss

The Community Disaster Loan Program, operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is providing budget relief for New Jersey municipalities that are experiencing, or projected to experience, revenue losses greater than 5 percent of annual collections due to the impacts of Superstorm Sandy. However, the deadline, February 1, 2013, to

Update: Amendments to Open Records Laws Fail to Reach Final Senate Vote

A final vote was scheduled before the New Jersey Senate on two bills that would have amended the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) and the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).  Prior to the vote the bills’ sponsor, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, reached out to the New Jersey League

Financing Options for Municipalities Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Municipalities across New Jersey continue to deal with the unprecedented clean up costs of Hurricane Sandy. To ease the burden, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services, continues to provide updates on funding mechanisms that may assist in financing infrastructure repair costs related to the

Relief for Municipalities Struggling to Pay for Hurricane Sandy Clean Up

Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey, leaving many municipalities with massive and costly cleanup efforts. To help ease the burden on local budgets, Governor Chris Christie has signed an executive order allowing municipalities to tap into snow removal funds. Under N.J.S.A. 40A:4-62.1, a local government may only use an established snow