On Tuesday July 27, there’s going to be another hearing in front of the Atlantic City Zoning Board.
Hansen House wants to set up another drug rehab group home, says Liberty and Prosperity’s Seth Grossman.
The sober living home would be in a stable, but fragile residential neighborhood called Chelsea in Atlantic City. Right on Tallahassee Ave. Near where Grossman lives, by the Plaza and Berkeley.
Grossman: They’re going to set up a group home. It sounds like a good charity. Helping people who are troubled. But here’s a couple things wrong with this.
Grossman: As a lawyer within the criminal justice system, I know of many examples where somebody is doing a dangerous crime. Getting sent to prison. But then a creative lawyer says, if he has a drug problem, let him go to a drug rehab group home instead of jail.
Grossman: Suppose you’re living in a neighborhood, putting your life savings into it. You want to live in a decent neighborhood. You have your kids out there. Do you really want to be next to people who you have no idea who they are?
To get out of prison, they could go into this group. Living right next to you. Is Atlantic City with all the temptation… the best place to have these group homes?
The charity is run by the Hanson family, owners of the Margate Bridge.
They’re paying a lawyer to get the permits and variances, using Atty Keith Davis, the politically connected law firm getting $139,000 according to a recent tax return.