GOVERNOR MURPHY WORKS TO REMOVE STATE DESIGNEE IN ATLANTIC CITY
Atlantic City, New Jersey –Governor Murphy announced that his administration is taking steps to reduce state control in Atlantic City. This measure includes an end of the state designee’s role within a 30 day time period.
“The economic revitalization of Atlantic City is crucial to advancing our overall state economy,” said Governor Murphy. Mayor Gilliam applauded the announcement by stating, “In memory of Patriot’s Day, the commemoration of the first battle of the American War for Independence, I am happy about the steps taken by Governor Murphy and Lt. Governor Oliver. Atlantic City’s rebirth is looking very bright.”
The state designees have been in Atlantic City since 2016, when the state took over the city’s finances. Members of the law firm Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi served as the Local Government Services director’s designees. The Department of Community Affairs will continue to play an active role in Atlantic City. “This ongoing partnership between DCA’s knowledgeable local government experts and the City’s governing body and its professionals will keep Atlantic City moving in the right direction for its residents and businesses and the surrounding region,” said Lt. Governor Oliver.