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October 14, 2010

Re: “Red Tape Review” Takes the Next Step

Dear Mayor:

Yesterday in Trenton, Governor Christie named the nine members of the newly created “Red Tape review Commission.” Created by Executive Order 41, the Commission will review administrative rules and regulations and solicit public input on regulatory barriers in order to analyze the impact on job creation, economic growth, and investment throughout the State.

The Commission will be chaired by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno and include State Senators Steven Oroho and  Brian P. Stack (Mayor of Union City), Assemblymen John Burzichelli (Mayor of Paulsboro) and Scott Rumana, Franklin Township (Somerset) Mayor Brian D. Levine, Edward B. Deutsch, Esq. (of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter), John Galandak (President of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey), and former Elizabeth City Councilman Tony Monteiro (Vice President of Dynamic Insurance Center, owner and founder of H.W.G.A., LLC, and owner of Cookies No Crumbs). These direct appointments by the Governor do not require Senate confirmation.

The Commission will make recommendations to the Governor for improving our regulatory climate by providing periodic reports, and serve as an ongoing advisory resource to the Governor. The Commission succeeds the Red Tape Review Group, another bipartisan body, with representatives from both the Legislative and Executive Branches of State government, that was created by Executive Order No. 3 (2010), which, itself succeeded the Red Tape Review Group, active during the transition, between the November, ’09 elections and the Inauguration, in January of this year.

For a summary of the work of Executive Order 3 Red Tape Review Group, visit

This Commission represents the next step in a continuous effort by the Christie – Guadagno Administration to improve New Jersey’s business climate through the implementation of common sense regulations.

We are encouraged that several members of this group come with local government experience. We hope the Commission works to address the many mandates that afflict local governments, driving up costs and property taxes, and discouraging business investment in our State.

We will keep you posted on the meeting schedule and the work of this new Commission.

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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