So who’s next in line to save Atlantic City? Somebody to reduce crime, boost tourism, and maybe fix a deeply broken school system?
Well, how about that. It’s former NJ Senator, Chris Brown. Ventnor’s very own.
Brown is now the highest ranking official in Atlantic City who will help manage the NJ State takeover of the city.
Chris Brown (R) was hired to play a critical gatekeeper role to NJ Gov, Phil Murphy (D).
As you may recall last year, Murphy dangled a $150,000 salary in front of Brown. All Chris had to do was give up his coveted NJ Senate seat.
This deal with the devil failed to clear the way for Brown’s challenger, Vince Mazzeo.
Ventnor’s Chris Brown: Senior Advisor to Atlantic City.
As part of his official duties, Senior Advisor Brown will help develop five-year plans for various city departments, including Police and Fire. It remains to be seen if Brown will address rising crime and student abuse lawsuits within the Atlantic City School system.
Brown will report directly to the DCA, New Jersey Community Affairs and will serve as a team leader and point of contact / gatekeeper for the Director.
DCA = Dept of Community Affairs. Division of Local Government Services.
All local hires must be approved, and passed along to Trenton, by Chris Brown.
Brown says he will attend Atlantic City Council meetings, something Mayor Marty Small does not do.
New Atlantic City Municipal Leadership Protocol.
Gov. Murphy says he’s trying to streamline communication between the state and local Atlantic City personnel.
- Concerns submitted to Business Admin in writing.
- Business Admin forwards concerns to Chris Brown.
- Brown reviews and submits concern to State Director.
- Brown awaits Director response.
Ventnor parents that send their teens to Atlantic City High School are hopeful that Brown will address student sex abuse lawsuits and growing crime within the school district. Watch video:
Atlantic City taxpayers are reminded once again, they really have no control of their own city.
Indeed, it looks like Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small has even less power than before.
Mayor Marty Small is just a highly paid figurehead.AC mom.