Atlantic City Council votes against state control over zoning matters

    Though it changes nothing, Atlantic City Council voted yesterday to leave zoning and development issues inside the state-run tourism district in the hands of the city. The expression of opposition won’t stop the state’s takeover of the district May 1.

     

    Council voted 7 -1 that zoning should not be handled by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, much to Gov. Chris Christie’s annoyance, who said the city’s history of corruption is limiting progress.

    After May 1, as the Press of Atlantic City reports, developers looking to come into the tourism district will go through the CRDA instead of the city’s planning and zoning boards.

    The only one to vote in favor of the CRDA takeover, Councilman Tim Mancuso said his primary concern is the district boundaries, which will be finalized next week.

    Feed the Feed: Who should control zoning in a state-run district within a city?

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