NJLM event in Atlantic City
The annual New Jersey State League of Municipalities convention in Atlantic City is in full swing. This raised some eyebrows in Hoboken last year, so let’s hear what one reader has to say about the 2007 event:
“Today starts the three day Atlantic City boondoggle also known as “The N.J. League of Municipalities Convention.” For the next three nights some city council people, Directors, perhaps our Mayor, civil servants and board members will be staying in Atlantic City on the Hoboken taxpayers dimes. If the weather is nice you will probably see them strolling the boardwalk with their spouses or girl/boy friends while seminars like “How to Aquire Open Space” or “Implementing Your City’s Master Plan” are being held.
At night the dinners are usually paid for by vendors (engineering firms, planning consultants, law firms). Unless you are a vendor hanging in John Corea posse – then you get treated to a $1,700 steakhouse dinner.
So how much will it cost this year cost the city? Hotels, tolls, gas, meals, lost productivity? Let’s hope Beth Mason sees these bills too!”
They later write back and say:
“I just heard that no one from city hall will be attending the convention this year. Everyone at city hall is pissed that Corea blew it for them.”