Opposition To Governor's Decision To Close County Parks Grows"This Should Not Be a Partisan Issue", Freeholder Lanza
Freeholder John E. Lanza, the Board’s liaison for Parks, reported at the April 21 Hunterdon County Freeholder meeting, that opposition to Governor Phil Murphy’s directive to close county parks continues to grow, as this week a Passaic County Freeholder has called for the Governor to reconsider his decision.
Lanza stated, “This should not be considered a partisan issue. I was encouraged to learn that Democratic Freeholder T.J. Best of Passaic County has also called for the park closing policy to change. The Freeholder said, and I agree, ‘we need parks open as opposed to forcing people to stand on tight corners.’ I can appreciate the concern of the officials in the state’s heavily populated urban areas.”
Assemblyman Erik Peterson urged for Counties to monitor their own parks. "If there is problem at a certain County park, and that County wants to close that park, they can", Assemblyman Peterson said.