Surfrider Foundation volunteer attorney Andrew Chambarry has written to the NJ DEP with this letter – https://jerseyshore.surfrider.org/letter-deal-ordinance-1239-permit-parking/
As you can see, this ordinance, if passed, may possibly violate the Public Trust Doctrine and also Executive Order #143 issued by Governor Murphy regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chapter plans to fight this on the local and the state level. We need NJ DEP to support public access to beaches.
Here’s what you can do.
- Write to the town of Deal. Their webform is here – https://dealborough.com/contact/contact-us/
- Call the State legislators of the 11th District, Gopal, Downey, and Houghtaling 732-695-3371
- Call the NJ DEP’s hotline. Tell them Deal is trying to restrict public access.