Ultimately, whether its a takeover depends on nuances of the legislation, said Mark Pfeiffer, a former deputy director with the state Division of Local Government Services. Will the city council be consulted? Will the Local Finance Board act on the council’s behalf? What’s if there’s a disagreement?
“The devil in this case is in the details,” said Pfeiffer, an assistant director at Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.