ATLANTIC CITY COUNCIL TABLES COMMITTEE RESOLUTION
(Atlantic) The Atlantic City Council tabled a resolution Wednesday night that officially establishes standing committees. Mayor Dave Jones chose the committee system over work sessions claiming it was a more efficient way of doing business. However, Councilman Kern Miller argued that the committee appointments were unfair and Council members not on the committees are less informed.
The resolution was tabled last (Wednesday) night to change some of the language and adopt Miller’s suggestion that all committee appointments be under a rotation period.
“I would like to see language put in here about rotation, I think it’s fair and I think it needs to be addressed,” said Miller. “The reason why I’m saying that is that it’s like any other politics, every two years you have council rotation, and if the general public decides they don’t want somebody on the council or they don’t decide to run, which has happened in this last year, we have a monopoly I feel. I think we need to have a little more fairness amongst the committees and I think rotation is one way of solving that.”
Miller also wants committee members to appoint their own chairs and it appeared the rest of the city council was willing to go along with that also.
The three standing committees include; Community Development, Personnel Finance and Insurance; and Community Protection.
The Mayor with the approval of the Council will appoint committee members.