Dear Editor,

New Jersey has far too many municipalities (565 total), breeding nepotism, cronyism and general corruption across the state.

The answer is to eliminate individual municipalities in New Jersey altogether and move all local government to the county level. There are 21 counties in New Jersey.

Emergency services, such as Police, Fire and EMS should become unified forces under a statewide Department of Public Safety, with a freshly created New Jersey Police Service, New Jersey Fire Service and New Jersey Emergency Medical Service.

Let’s see a more efficient, transparent and affordable New Jersey! End the municipality and regionalize!

Eric Hafner
Toms River


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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...