Atlantic City petition

A petition to change Atlantic City’s form of government obtained more than 3,000 signatures and was submitted to the City Clerk’s Office on Wednesday.

ATLANTIC CITY — City residents are holding a public meeting Monday night to discuss the potential change of government.

The meeting will be held 6 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall.

Last week, a political action committee called Atlantic City Residents for Good Government submitted a formal petition to the City Clerk’s Office with more than 3,000 signatures in favor of altering the form of government from its current mayor-council style to a council-manager format.

The Clerk’s Office has 20 days to certify the signatures. Once certified, a citywide referendum vote would be held within 30 days.

Monday’s public meeting is to “educate our voters to vote against this change at the polls,” according to an email announcing the event.

Contact: 609-272-7222

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Staff Writer

I cover Atlantic City government and the casino industry since joining The Press in early 2018. I formerly worked as a politics & government reporter for NJ Herald and received the First Amendment: Art Weissman Memorial NJPA Award two years in a row.

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