HOLMDEL, NJ - Citizens for Informed Land Use, a grassroots organization since 1998, has scheduled and invited local Township Committee candidates to discuss local issues at a candidate forum in October. Scott Goldstein, a representative of CILU, said, "I personally would like to extend an invitation to Mayor Tom Critelli to join us a for a candidate forum in October". Mayor Critelli thanked him. A specific date was not yet announced. Mayor Critelli is running against local attorney Barbara Singer in the November election.

The invitation is seen in the video below at 42:20. Mr. Goldstein typically records the Township Committee meetings as a public service as Holmdel Township does not televise their public meetings. The entire meeting (courtesy of CILU) can be viewed below:

The grassroots non-profit group CILU is comprised of Holmdel residents. According to their website:

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What is CILU?

In 1998, Holmdel residents, concerned about rapid growth and development in our town, formed a citizens’ organization to promote informed and thoughtful land use, protect our natural resources and preserve our quality of life – considering all the consequences for the future.

Holmdel stands at a crossroads again.

The few remaining undeveloped acres north of the Garden State Parkway are fast disappearing. Builders are poised to develop much of the open space south of the Parkway. We can either look like every other overdeveloped North Jersey suburb or, through intelligent land use planning, retain Holmdel’s bucolic sense of place and protect our water supply. CILU is made up of people like you, representing a cross section of backgrounds and political points of view.

We share one common concern – the intelligent use of what precious little undeveloped land we have left in Holmdel. Our purpose is to encourage good land use policies that are a natural outgrowth of open government by good people. While we are nonpartisan, we will not shy away from utilizing political leverage if we have to (and we have).

You can join CILU or learn more here: http://holmdel-cilu.org/member.htm