BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
Voters of all political persuasions who went to the polls on Election Day consistently noted one fundamental flaw in government — they feel they cannot trust their elected officials.
But can we blame them?
It’s utterly impossible to overemphasize the importance of trust — and consequently, transparency — in our political landscape. Increasing transparency in government is essential to instilling the trust and accountability of elected officials to our bosses, the residents of New Jersey. In order to reduce the cynicism residents feel about government, its citizens must be truly included in the mechanics of government. We can do this only through the free flow of information, which cannot be obstructed or diminished in the interest of political expediency.