Newly-minted, 31 year old Republican Councilman Jesse Kurtz’s first ordinance cleared council. The ‘Transparency Act’ passed unanimously on both readings.
What it does: mandate that all public contracts for goods/services, grant receipt documentation and all employee salaries be accessible through the city’s website. Short, sweet, uncontroversial but 100% necessary as a first step towards empowering the citizens of the humbled Boardwalk Empire.
You can check out the Atlantic City Transparency Act here.
This isn’t Kurtz’s first win; he also forced the council to formally ban its own use of city vehicles.
Atlantic City Councilman Jesse Kurtz (R) also took a stand against Atlantic City’s habit of handing out cars to public officials like candy and it’s continuing to play dividends as the embattled resort struggles to achieve solvency.
Back in 2012, the city government came under fire after it spent more than $63,000 to buy just three vehicles.
Save Jersey’s Founder and Blogger-in-Chief, MATT ROONEY is a nationally-noted and respected New Jersey political commentator, practicing attorney at the law firm of DeMichele & DeMichele in Haddon Heights, and a trustee of the Camden County Bar Association (CCBA). Read Full