Master plan: The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will look to hire a consultant to craft a master plan for the Tourism District. The master plan must be adopted by the authority no later than Feb. 1, 2012, state legislation rules.

Absorbing the ACCVA: Although the division has been created, absorbing the Atlantic City Convention & Visitor's Authority will take much longer. Among the complexities, the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority must transfer title of Boardwalk Hall over to the CRDA. That authority has outstanding debt obligations that first must be cleared up. CRDA officials expect the transfer will not be complete until late this year or early 2012.

Reviewing operations at ACSID: While absorbing the Atlantic City Special Improvement District is easier than absorbing the ACCVA, paying for it is another matter. The CRDA is taking on about 100 employees from the ACSID but will assess the duties of the employees and their salaries to see if any changes are necessary.