Monday, November 14, 2016

Lakewood Zoning Board to restrict and limit recordings at Meetings

While mayor Miller said that he has no problem with the microphones or cameras at township meetings, the zoning board is attempting to stop the public from hearing what they are doing. A Letter sent to First amendment activist from the Zoning Board attorney was posted on politicsoc website. In the letter the attorney says he will recommend guidelines for public recording such as, only one video apparatus that must be in the back of the room in order to "protect attorney client privacy".
 Following up on last zoning board meeting meeting where an attorney claimed that a microphone at the podium violates his attorney client privilege. The Lakewood zoning board will adopt an ordinance  at this Monday's meeting to tighten the rules on the pubic recordings of the proceedings. These new rules will make it more difficult to film at public zoning board meetings. More so its looking like an attempt to curb First amendment activist who provides a wonderful service to the Lakewood community by recording township meetings and uploading the videos to YouTube. Read more at Politicsoc.com



Letter from Board attorney sent to First Amendment Activist posted on Politicsoc.com
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11 comments:

  1. Who can we contact to stop this travesty? I tried emailing then ning board attorney but it's a non working email address. How can this be reported to the DCA? Is there an email address?

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  2. This is just the opening move in a strategy to systematically silence our voices and we need to contact the ACLU for help. I suspect the town boards will attack our character and call us seditious and subversive anarchists next.

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  3. They obviously have something to hide. I will be there tonight to speak up. This will be my first time speaking up about the zoning board. It should be quite entertaining. Anyone reading this please come. 7pm lakewood Township main auditorium in downtown 3rd street

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  4. They chickened out they claim they need more time to "Research the issue"

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    1. It would be nice if these attorneys, that we are paying for, would actually work for us, and research the Supreme Court decision in 2002 that rule that the city of Tahoe was permitted to impose a temporary moratorium on building.

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  5. the township chickened out? what is your source? where does that leave westgate-penzer case?

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  6. Penzer will find a different excuse

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  7. As long as the board attorney/idiot says he is not sure, then penzer will say he is not willing to go foreward. He can actually use the old rxcuse. How novel

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  8. Westgate hearing pushed off till Dec. 5

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  9. Maybe the Westgate people can pay for a different lawyer? If they ask the PP Rov and the WG mayor et al I'm sure they came recommend a good one, together with tips on how to fundraise for his fees!

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