CRDA

Troublesome Atlantic City Report Card. CRDA Blamed Again.

Atlantic City has battled blight for decades. It has one of the worst foreclosure rates in the nation. Managing these twin problems requires a map reflecting the status of property owned in the city. At the start of this review, neither CRDA nor the City could produce a single map that showed all of the …

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CRDA Zoning Czar Asked About Chelsea Beach Bar Expansion

 Make sure you keep an eye on all these new zoning regulations in Atlantic City. Land-use ordinances are a very powerful tool to acquire power and property. CRDA’s Lance Landgraf is becoming quite the master of this double-edged sword. Watch this CRDA meeting video from May 15, 2018. Ocean Club residents ask if Chelsea …

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Seth Grossman: Atlantic City Should Abolish CRDA, Put Council Back in Charge.

The recently released audit of the CRDA, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority didn’t surprise local officials. Most knew that financial monkey business was likely happening. Did some on CRDA’s Board of Directors have some inkling of financial foolery? Maybe a few more objections should have been raised? Maybe they were all kept in the dark, like …

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State Audit of CRDA: Boardwalk Hall Roof Project Leaked Millions

As per the NJ State audit of the CRDA, in reference to Boardwalk Hall roof projects. The continuous and inconsistent application of emergency procurement resulted in additional costs. Boardwalk Hall is a multi-purpose facility located on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was constructed in 1929 as the country’s original convention center, underwent a major restoration …

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STATE AUDIT: CRDA Failed Miserably With Miss America Contract, Costs & Benefit to Atlantic City

Miss America Organization Contract. The CRDA did not monitor actual costs, contract deliverables, and economic impact when negotiating a second contract with the Miss America Organization. Pageant Contract Expenditures In May 2013, after a nine-year absence, the CRDA entered into a three-year contract with the Miss America Organization (MAO) to return the iconic pageant to …

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Long Awaited CRDA Audit Released. Findings Much Worse Than Predicted.

Hey Atlantic City, just about everything you suspected about the infamous CRDA, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority looks to be true. Actually, some of their exploits are much worse than anyone could imagine. That’s according to the recently released CRDA audit, conducted by the NJ State Auditor and Office of Legislative Services. The CRDA audit is …

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Atlantic City Business Chamber and Perskie Are Dead Wrong About CRDA Accomplishments

Have you read the recent Press of Atlantic City editorial? It featured comments from Joe Kelly, President of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce. Kelly noted some highly questionable statements from the guy who wrote the original casino gaming rules for Atlantic City. Excerpt from PRESS OF AC Editorial: Steven Perskie, the former state …

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Small & CRDA: Atlantic City is Ex-Offender Dumping Ground. No Kidding.

Some notes & video from the Aug 13, 2018, City Council meeting in Atlantic City. Council President Marty Small meets with CRDA / Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, on a regular basis. Mr. Small reports the CRDA might buy 5 rooming (half-way) houses, and convert them into low-income housing. Needle exchanges and Tourism District social service …

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Atlantic City Council Faces Criticism. Stockton District & Chelsea Beach Bar

Notes from Atlantic City Council Meeting. July 18. 2018. Atlantic City Council faces backlash about Stockton University District plans Chelsea Beach Bar violations Boardwalk noise pollution. Residents wonder why AC City Council meetings are not held 2x per month. A complicated city of this size really needs 2 per month. Council President Small thinks 1x per …

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Council Either Coy or Confused About Cannabis in Atlantic City

City Council of Atlantic City is usually reluctant to provide to detail on how they feel about hot button issues. Most on council prefer to just cast their vote and be done with it. This doesn’t sit well with former AC mayoral candidate, Henry Hank Green. At Wed. night’s council meeting, Green queried council about …

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