Middlesex County, New Jersey
- Provides information and form to make public records requests.
- Budget is posted.
- Freeholders are listed with contact information. Meeting schedule posted.
- Permits and zoning are not applied at a county level in New Jersey.
- The 2008 county audit is posted.
- Information is not provided on meeting minutes/agendas and local taxes.
- County audits and contracts not online.
- Does not disclose if belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
- Information on how to make a public records request is not provided on the site.
Middlesex County has received a total of $387.5 million from the economic stimulus package.
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- 3 years, staggered
- November elections
- As a body, elected a Freeholder to be the Freeholder Director.
- Choose committee memberships and chairs
A Republican Freeholder candidate in 20120 criticized the board for only have 16 "no" votes over 3 years and 36,200 votes. All the no votes were from James Polos.
Main article New Jersey public pensions
Public employees are enrolled in the State of New Jersey pension system.
Main article Middlesex County employee salaries
Middlesex has plans to lay off 50 employees and expect to spend $99.7 million for salaries and wages in 2011.
At Middlesex Community College 33 employees earn more than $100,000.
Middlesex County has 12 schools whose starting teacher salaries is over $40,000.
Middlesex County College President Joan La Perla-Morales receives a home as part of her compensation.
New Jersey public employee salaries can be searched here.
Main article New Jersey government sector lobbying
Middlesex County had not used public funds on lobbying according to OpenSecrets. Middlesex County College donated to a Democratic candidate for U.S. House in 2004 and the Middlesex County Sheriff Department contributed to Marty Meehan, a Democratic candidate for U.S. House in 2000.
Middlesex Community College has spent $560,000 on lobbying since 2004 and spent $20,000 in 2011 for lobbying from Cardinal Point Partners.
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Transparency & public records
The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) was passed by the NJ State Legislature in 2001 and guarantees citizen access to a wide variety of government documents. For more information on OPRA and public records see OPRA Central.
Public records will normally be available in accordance with P.L. 2001, c 404, within seven (7) business days. Some records will be immediately available. The form for public records is available here.
Local tax information is not available.
- Official Middlesex County Website
- Middlesex County Courthouse
- New Jersey Visitors Network - Middlesex County
- Public Records Directory - Middlesex County
- Middlesex County on E-Reference
- Middlesex County News
- Middlesex Courts
- Middlesex County College
- ↑ "American Fact Finder" Census
- ↑ Open Records Request
- ↑ Budget
- ↑ Freeholders
- ↑ Meeting Schedule
- ↑ Audit 2008
- ↑ CentralJersey "Middlesex freeholder board votes to cut costs"
- ↑ Central Jersey "Middlesex freeholder board votes to cut costs"
- ↑ Recovery
- ↑ Freeholders
- ↑ Freeholders
- ↑ http://vip.politickernj.com/42071/middlesex-county-freeholders-3-year-voting-record-36200-votes-only-16-nos Politicker "MIDDLESEX COUNTY FREEHOLDERS 3-YEAR VOTING RECORD: 36,200 VOTES, ONLY 16 "NO'S"]
- ↑ Middlesex Financial
- ↑ NJ "Middlesex County expects to lay off up to 50 employees"
- ↑ GAYPASG "Higher education salaries released"
- ↑ http://www.njea.org/pdfs/40Kminimum.pdf NJEA " $40,000 or Higher Starting Salaries"]
- ↑ NorthJersey "N.J. community college presidents take some cuts"
- ↑ OpenSecrets
- ↑ Public Records