Sixth District Legislators Say Decision Will Benefit South Jersey
Assemblyman Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt (both D-Camden) today applauded the decision of the State Motor Vehicle Commission to keep the Cherry Hill facility open. This decision follows an announcement that the Commission was considering permanently closing the agency, located on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, effective January 1, 2011.
“I am happy to see that MVC’s Cherry Hill location will remain open,” said Greenwald. “The Cherry Hill agency handles a high volume of customers and provides convenient services to countless South Jersey taxpayers, and closing that agency would have been disastrous for South Jersey. I am grateful that Ray Martinez, the MVC Chief Administrator, listened to my concerns about this possible closure and ultimately agreed with my position.”
Due to budget cuts, the Motor Vehicle Commission submitted a budget plan for 2011 to the State Treasurer, recommending the permanent closure of several facilities across the state. According to this plan, the Cherry Hill agency was under consideration for closure–a move which would have deprived South Jersey families of valuable state services.
“The Cherry Hill MVC office is conveniently located, highly utilized and provides valuable services to a variety of residents across South Jersey,” said Lampitt. “Closing this location would have meant less convenience, less accessibility and drastically increased wait times for countless South Jersey taxpayers. I am happy to see this facility will remain open.”
MVC locations in Bridgeton, Elizabeth and Wycoff are scheduled for permanent closure as of January 1, 2011.