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A $100.00 registration fee will be charged to each Local and should be submit­ted with the initial registration. This fee is payable no later than February 1, 2020 and is payable whether or not the Local stays at the hotel. Those Locals who have not paid their registration fee vvi/1 not be permitted to attend the mini-convention.

Package Price includes: Three buffet breakfasts, cocktail reception, high-speed wifi, access to Body Rock Fitness Center, unlimited exit & entry to parking after initial fee and chair & towel service at indoor pool.

No deposits will be accepted. All reservations and payments must be paid in full and received no later than February 7, 2020.

NO TBA's. Each reservation must have the names of those occupying the rooms. If booking a double room, please include names of BOTH occupants.

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Decades before casino gambling was even a thought in Atlantic City, the city developed a long storied history of graft and corruption. While organized crime festered and politicians used the city as a personal piggy bank, the city enjoyed a dedicated police department and fire service for well over a century. Thankfully, those dedicated men and women were providing outstanding services regardless of the political and criminal environment that surrounded them.
So in November 2016 along comes the Municipal Stabilization Recovery Act. Say what you want about the broad reaching authority the act bestows on a very few, some parts of the act have certainly given the city an opportunity to return to a fiscally responsible and vibrant city once again. We all hope that happens very soon. The part of the MSRA that disgusted me then and disgusts me even more today is the power that was given to a few individuals to literally decimate the public safety agencies and the citizens they serve and protect. Unfortunately that is an opinion for another day.

On Sept. 11, State Auditor Stephen Eels released an audit of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority. The CRDA is one of New Jersey’s largest agencies and controls more than $300 million in assets. The audit was conducted for the period Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2017. If you live in Atlantic City or have any interest whatsoever in its economic vitality, I urge you to read the 29 page audit. Please don’t read the 15 page rebuttal from the CRDA, it’s a laughable work of fiction. Way too little and too late to ease the suffering of public safety professionals and restore the level of public safety enjoyed prior to 2016.

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