Local campaign finance ordinance may restrict contributions from developers
Secaucus Councilman Gary Jeffas is working on revising the town’s pay-to-play ordinance, which limits the contribution level from business entities and individuals that conduct business with the town of Secaucus.
Towns all over New Jersey have adopted and revised “pay to play” ordinances over the last few years in an effort to cut down on the appearance of impropriety regarding local campaign donations. Some believe that vendors must “pay to play,” or donate to a campaign in order to get government contracts. The ordinances attempt to limit the practice.
The town seeks to expand the ordinance to include developers and to limit contributions to zero or $300. The town expects to take official action on the measure in September, said Mayor Michael Gonnelli.
North Hudson Community Action Foundation to hold annual fundraising event
North Hudson Community Action Corp. (NHCAC), one of the region’s largest providers of health and social services to low-income residents, will hold its annual fundraising event on Monday, July 25.
The annual Michael A. Leggiero Memorial Golf Classic will be held at White Beeches Country Club in Haworth. Contributions are tax deductible and the proceeds are used throughout the year by the agency’s foundation to help provide additional services and programs for residents in Hudson, Bergen, and Passaic counties.
Attendees may golf, swim or play tennis, and there will be a brunch buffet and a dinner reception. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Laurie McGahn at (201) 457-9000.
Green living program available
A free event will be held Wednesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. part of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission’s Green Living Program, which is designed to help people learn ways to better conserve resources, protect the environment, and generally “green” their lives. The event will include information on how to make green shopping decisions, eco-labels, what “organic” means and backyard composting. Free sample products will be available.
The event will take place at Williams Center One Williams Plaza at Park Avenue, Rutherford. For more information, call (201) 438-1245 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org