And now for Lakewood;
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING-Editorial by Joyce Blay-Posted June 13, 2007
Taking a cue from the Lakewood Board of Education, members of the Lakewood Township Committee avoided public comment at the June 7 budget hearing.
In the recent past, members of the board of education often evaded public criticism of their financial management of tax dollars by going back into executive session for hours until members of the public tired of waiting and left. Members of the board of education also asked board attorney Michael Inzelbuch to research legal precedent, at taxpayer expense, that enabled them to refuse to answer comments by members of the public.