Category: County Government


NJ Supreme Court Sends Critics of Camden’s Police Regionalization Back to the Drawing Board

Last month, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held in Redd v. Bowman that challengers to the City of Camden’s decision to regionalize its police force proposed a valid ordinance to maintain the existing police structure. However, the state’s highest court ultimately concluded that the related referendum petition could not

Bipartisan Legislation Will Help NJ Municipalities Protect Official Seals

Bipartisan Legislation Will Help NJ Municipalities Protect Official Seals

New Jersey municipalities may soon have legal redress when another entity uses its insignia or official seal without authorization. Bipartisan legislation is currently pending that directs the Secretary of State to promulgate rules and regulations governing the use of the seal of a local unit. As highlighted by the bill’s

NJ Appeals Court Addresses Separation of Powers in County Executive Governments

A recent decision by the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court sheds light on the separation of powers between the county executive and board of freeholders in a county executive form of government. In Donovan v. Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the appeals court specifically considered (1)

NJ Appeals Court Upholds Automatic Approval of Site Plan Application

New Jersey Court Rules on a Freeholder Director’s Veto Power

The Superior Court of New Jersey in Salem County approved its opinion in the case of Salem County Improvement Authority v. Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders for publication on May 12, 2014, concerning the extent of a freeholder director’s veto power under N.J.S.A. 40:37A-50. Facts of the case Here,