The New Jersey Government Records Council ruled in favor of a complainant that was denied access to a public record by Westfield town officials.
The original OPRA request was filed in the fall of 2014 on the recommendation of Mayor Andy Skibitsky after he was asked, and refused, in an open public forum, for information regarding the questionable purchase of the emergency mobile command center for the town's police department.
Mayor Skibitsky's refusal to provide basic information started the process that has ended today with the decision of the Government Records Council.
*Please note that fees are allowable and allowed. There is no intention to hurt the taxpayers of Westfield because of the actions of some of their servants.