Mayor once called jerk: Public questions now OK at meetings

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Posted: Mar 18, 2015 9:07 AM

EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey mayor who banned the public from asking questions at township council meetings after he was called a jerk has reversed course.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1CuSgfx ) that Evesham Mayor Randy Brown and four other members of the town's council answered questions and offered explanations during its meeting Tuesday.

Brown is also the kicking coach for the Baltimore Ravens.

He had instituted the policy not to take questions after a tense meeting in December in which a resident asked about a tax abatement. Brown spoke over the question.

The questioner, 81-year-old Kenneth Mills, told Brown, "You're acting like a jerk." Mills complimented the council Tuesday night for again taking questions.

The Republican mayor has said he may run for governor in 2017

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com