Governmental Transparency

Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. —Justice Louis Brandeis
When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear. —Thomas Sowell
The administrative code can be thought of as the county's constitution.

Representative government dies behind closed doors. It is critical that the voting public be able to hear about, research and understand the issues at play at all levels of government.

In the last 3 years, the Freeholder Board has made several important steps towards creating a more transparent county government, including video recording meetings and minimizing the use of executive session.

Work still remains to be done, however. As part of our ongoing process of keeping county government visible to the taxpayers and voters, the following items must be reviewed and implemented: