Public Money For Private Beaches? NJ Residents Opposed
January 06 2011 | Coastal Preservation,
by Mark Rauscher
A new poll finds that an overwhelming number of New Jersey residents think beaches that are replenished with public money should be publicly accessible.
A whopping 82% of people surveyed say the few inaccessible beach towns should become more accessible in exchange for beachfill money.
Story here http://www.northjersey.com/news/state/010311_Poll_Improved_beaches_should_be_open_to_public.html
But that is not the plan of NJ Governor Chris Christie. His DEP is about to change beach access rules to allow these inaccessible towns to get beachfill money. More from the August 2010 blog entry.
An Editorial Board agrees with the people of NJ here http://www.app.com/article/20110104/OPINION01/101050329/Don-t-relent-on-acces