Andrew Bayer successful on motion regarding future of Newark’s water system

Published Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cory Booker wins legal challenge against resident-driven petition

"Arguing for the city, attorney Andrew Bayer claimed the ordinance rested on shaky legal grounds. He said it undercut the power of future mayors and city councils to create an MUA."

“(The ordinance) says thou shalt not create an MUA, unless you get voter approval,” Bayer said. “That’s backwards.”

Superior Court Judge Dennis Carey granted Newark’s motion, enabling the Mayor to create a municipal utilities authority without having to have the question raised on referendum.