In what was to be the final public meeting regarding Atlantic City’s state-run tourism district, Mayor Lorenzo Langford found a new metaphor to describe the plans.
Formerly comparing the state-run district to the South African apartheid for the inevitable segregation the district will create, Langford yesterday compared the relationship to that of a pimp and his prostitute.
Langford said the Casino Reinvestment Development authority is a top-down, outside-in agency, while he works as mayor from the bottom-up and the inside-out, the Press of Atlantic City reports.
While the CRDA maintains community input is incorporated in its plan to run a sanctioned portion of the city, Langford, residents and most city council members have particular concerns over loss of input in zoning matters involving the district boundaries.
A final pubilc meeting was scheduled for 10 a.m. today