As a frequent reader of your publication, I was a bit surprised at the article regarding the New Jersey Commission of Investigation report "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (In the News, 5/05). Although scandal sells, fair and balanced reporting is often a more effective way of presenting the truth.

The selection of quotes printed from the commission's report gives a slanted view of the overall success of the code-enforcement process in the state of New Jersey. The code officials that I represent are some of the best trained and most well-respected professionals in the U.S. Unfortunately, as the SCI report contends, there were a limited...

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