and Gordon Write Letters in Support of Radburn Democracy
On November 16 Congressman Steven R.
Rothman and Assemblyman Robert Gordon
sent letters to both Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Charles Richman and
New Jersey Senator (Governor-elect) Jon Corzine communicating
their concern over the lack of democracy in Radburn. Click
on the links below to read the letters.
letter from DCA to Radburn
From Rep. Rothman's Letter:
Quote #1: "I have great concerns about how the Radburn
Association's governance appears to be disenfranchising Radburn
homeowners from playing an active role in the development
of their own community"
Quote #2: “Under the current Radburn Association By-Laws
only current and former board members can nominate candidates
who are eligible for election to the nine-member board. This
process goes against all of the ideals of the democratic process
upon which our country was founded.”
Quote #3: “In a representative democracy such as our
country, we enshrine the use of free and fair elections so
as to ensure that every member of our society has their voice
heard. No less should be expected from the Radburn Association.
By having only a select few homeowners have a say in the governance
of the Association, the rights of all the Radburn homeowners
are being violated.”