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Mazzeo: Emergency Manager Report Needed More Details

Lawmaker Does Take Heart in Supportive Wording for Bill to Stabilize Tax Base

(2nd LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic) released the following statement Tuesday after the release of the 60-Day Report of the Emergency Manager of Atlantic City:

“We all know what the problems are in Atlantic City. What we needed from the emergency manager was solutions, but this report is starkly lacking in innovative ideas to solve the problems.
“Considering the time and expense involved, the people of Atlantic City and Atlantic County certainly expected more than from the governor’s emergency manager than general concepts. I want more specific ideas in the weeks ahead, and details on how exactly any layoffs would impact public safety and vital services.
“I am pleased to see the emergency manager’s supportive wording for the reform legislation I’ve proposed, including the bill to create a stabilized and more predictable tax base through a PILOT program. I hope this spurs Gov. Christie to clearly state his support for this important initiative for Atlantic County taxpayers, along with the rest of my reform package for the region.”