MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Citizens Campaign held a forum on government cost-cutting at Middlesex County College this week, and a packed house heard some of the state’s top experts talk about how municipalities, school boards and county governments are taking steps to combat the coming fiscal crisis and what citizens can do in their hometowns.
The event highlighted the rising costs facing New Jersey communities, and actions that can be taken to minimize them. Downloadable handouts and video highlights are available at http://thecitizenscampaign.org/blogs/forum-arms-citizens-cut-costs
(Video highlight of Citizens Campaign event hosted by Middlesex County College courtesy of the Citizens Campaign)
Harry and Caroline Pozycki founded the Citizens Campaign in 1998 to teach citizens about the legal rights and political skills needed to bring constructive, responsible leadership to their communities and the nation. Through live events and online classes, the Citizens Campaign educates citizens to navigate the power structure of government and get results in their home towns.
Two more sessions are planned next month to help citizens identify issues in their communities and create achievable action plans. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, Mark Magyar will use TownStats to identify cost savings opportunities and best practices solutions from around the state. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Middlesex County Freeholder James Polos will talk about best practice shared solutions that have been working in Middlesex County. Both events will take place in Middlesex County College’s Crabiel Hall. Visit http://www.thecitizenscampaign.org/events for more details and to RSVP.