Ideal for the orientation of newly elected municipal officers, this accessible handbook covers the business of running a town from the perspective of its local governing bodies. Perfect for everyone from town officials and council members to planning boards and emergency management personnel, this guide organizes and updates a town’s procedural and regulatory obligations. Topics include public access to government records; the powers of municipal officials; municipal ethics; and labor, employment, and election laws.
Thomas P. Scrivo is a township attorney who has served as special counsel to municipalities for cases involving real estate tax appeals, labor and employment, and civil rights litigation. He lives in Livingston, New Jersey.