FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 28, 2019

Report Details Productive Three Months Between Release of Atlantic City Transition Report in September and December 31, 2018 

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today issued a quarterly progress report on Atlantic City initiatives for the three months ending December 31, 2018. It is the first quarterly report related to the Atlantic City Transition Report, which was issued on September 20, 2018 to provide a framework for the city’s revitalization and return to local control. 

The Transition Report titled “Atlantic City: Building A Foundation For A Shared Prosperity” set forth the current state of key indicators for the city and described a strategy for collaboration among a wide range of city stakeholders. The quarterly report describes the progress on key initiatives between the release of the Transition Report and December 31, 2018. 

“Positive things are happening in the city as a result of people working together toward the common goal of unleashing the tremendous potential of the Atlantic City community,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, who serves as DCA Commissioner. “While much has been accomplished in recent months, much more remains to be done to build a strong foundation for a shared prosperity so that everyone can benefit from the many opportunities coming to the city.”  The quarterly report is posted at: on the DCA website. 

Progress was made in:

  • Creating the structure and hiring staff for implementing the recommendations in the Transition Report;
  • Strengthening the capacity of city employees to operate the city;
  • Diversifying the city’s economic base;
  • Establishing a jobs-training program for city residents and graduates of the Atlantic County Recovery Court;
  • Developing a paid summer internship program for the city’s youth; and
  • Creating a Citizens Advisory Board to foster communication between the community and Atlantic City Police Department. 

“We plan to continue issuing quarterly reports to keep people on task and accountable for results,” Lt. Governor Oliver said.
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