April 19 will be a big day for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, as that’s when Atlantic City’s tourism district boundaries should be finalized. A map of the proposed boundaries will be voted on at the authority’s meeting that day. Until then, public forums will give residents a chance to say where they think the boundaries should be.
Some argue all tourist attractions should be incorporated into the state-run district. Others, like Mayor Lorenzo Langford, are taking a geographical approach. He wants the district to include the beach and Boardwalk.
It’s meetings galore until April 19. The Press of Atlantic City reports the CRDA will hold meetings for the city’s six wards to garner public opinion, and in the meantime meet with other stakeholders like lawmakers, resort operators and local business owners.
Meanwhile, the CRDA director is there as an interim, and Gov. Christie is pushing for leadership change.
We picture the boundary map just having a giant question mark on it.