In the wake of this week’s announcement the Revel Casino is closing — and thus eliminating more than 3,000 jobs — Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’ll convene a summit about Atlantic City’s future.
Of Christie's summit announcement, Guardian, a fellow Republican, said: "This is where the rubber meets the road."
He said state officials have been visiting Atlantic City, but the summit would allow for a collective conversation: "You bring all of them together and say, 'Here's what we really need to do.' "
Guardian is listed among the invitees to the summit, which Christie's office said would also feature Democratic and Republican legislative leaders in the Senate and Assembly; other Atlantic City officials, including Democratic State Sen. Jim Whelan, Republican Assemblyman Chris Brown, and Democratic Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo; and officials of the casino industry and organized labor.
Christie is hosting an unrelated town hall in Ocean City on Thursday. The AC summit will be held next month.