The LWV Ridgewood Observer Corps program is a structured way to keep League members up to date on what the Village Council is doing. We provide a valuable service, reporting what happens at Village Council meetings. Our goal is to ensure that citizens are aware of the local governmental actions that affect their lives while promoting government transparency and accountability at the same time.
Observers generally attend meetings in pairs to monitor what our elected officials are doing. We also stay alert to see that the procedural requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act are followed. After each meeting, the two reporters view the videotape and draft the wording together to ensure accuracy. The report itself goes through several layers of editorial review, resulting in an end product that is strictly factual, concise, timely, and informative.