The reason for my lawsuit is the Montvale Board’s practice, which I first discovered in March 2012, of passing a single, blanket resolution at its January reorganization meeting that purports to authorize all of the nonpublic (i.e. closed or executive) meetings held during the ensuing year. I contend that the OPMA requires public bodies to pass a separate resolution prior to each nonpublic meeting that provides the public with an idea of what topics will be privately discussed.
I complained to the Board about this practice in 2012 but Montvale continues its practice to this day. Accordingly, I need to file a lawsuit to get the Board to respect the public’s rights under the OPMA.