Section 322 of the Cities and Towns Act provides that any person who is present at a Council meeting is allowed to ask questions, in accordance with the applicable rules.  Courts have interpreted this obligation very broadly.

Occasionally, citizens are denied the right to ask a question for the sole reason that they do not reside in the Borough or the City.  Such an approach does not comply with the law.

Whenever we receive complaints of this nature, the OdM takes this opportunity to remind Borough Mayors and the Chairman of City Council of the applicable legislation.  This was the case, in 2015.

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