Farewell Morris 2000/Tomorrow

Was at the last breakfast today for Morris 2000. ..

It was a nice end to an organization dedicated to the wisdom of regional planning and common sense control of development. Ironically, the organization is ending at a time when the state’s 2 percent cap is making consolidation and mergers more likely.

Joseph J. Maraziti Jr., was the featured speaker; he urged the 75 people or so in attendance to keep supporting the agency’s goals,.

The only political note came from builder Matt Sprung, who during the public discussion period, asked if it was time yet to complain about the state Highlands Act.
Mimi Letts, the one-time mayor of Parsippany and original member of the Highlands Council, promptly stood up and said, “No.”

Former state Sen. Bob Martin, who was seated at the same table, kept quiet. He was instrumental in getting the Highlands Act passed,


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

One Response to Farewell Morris 2000/Tomorrow

  1. Joe Nazzaro says:

    The breakfast was a class ending to a class organization that left a legacy of solid accomplishments over its tenure. We fell victim to tightening budgets, drying up of corporate funding, an aging group of passionate supporters who were unable to foster a new generation of torchbearers, and mission hijacking. As a tribute to the organization, the many causes that were championed by Morris2000/Morris Tomorrow were successfully integrated into many other organizations around the community. This rendered Morris Tomorrow less unique than in its halcyon years. It was great to be with the many people who made the organization a success and to see that most have carried the mission forward in their personal and professional lives as politicians, attorneys, volunteers, not-for-profit executives and generally good community minded citizens. I am proud to have been a small part of the legacy.

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