I have recently written a letter to the municipal council and school board of South Bound Brook Borough (Somerset County) after being informed that the council and school board there each selected three of its members to serve on a joint committee to evaluate, without public observation, which items should be cut from a recently defeated school budget.

Anyone encountering a similar issue may find my letter useful. I have placed it on-line here.

John Paff
Somerset, New Jersey

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to [email protected]