Jeff Chiesa, Atlantic City state takeover designee, leaves the mayor's office in Atlantic City City Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Christian Hetrick / Staff writer

Jeffrey Chiesa, the man charged with overseeing the state takeover of Atlantic City, will make his first public appearance 5 p.m. Thursday night at a city council meeting.

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Last month the state Department of Community Affairs announced that Chiesa would be in charge of the takeover after a city plan to avoid a takeover was rejected.

Chiesa, a close ally of Gov. Chris Christie, previously served as state Attorney General and was appointed to the U.S. Senate.

Chiesa has not publicly said what his immediate plans are for the city. Earlier this week, Moody's Rating Service said the takeover was a hopeful sign that the city would avoid default.

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