The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority board will discuss issues related to public safety in the Atlantic City Tourism District in a closed session following its public meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
There were no more details in the meeting agenda. It is possible the board could discuss the increasing numbers of needles on Atlantic City’s streets and the numbers of overdoses in the district, which Route 40 has recently reported on. It is also possible that CRDA’s board could need to discuss security following the Las Vegas shooting.
The Authority is allowed to conduct executive sessions that are closed to the public for specific reasons, under New Jersey’s “sunshine” law. It was not clear why the public safety discussion would be conducted privately, but there is a clause in the sunshine law for discussing “strategies to protect public security”.