Last week, the Board of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved several measures at its meeting, including the installation of more LED bulbs, added security cameras along the entirety of the boardwalk, the funding of summer activities and help with the restoration efforts of the Midmer Losh organ at Boardwalk Hall.
“The CRDA's unwavering commitment to Atlantic City’s "Clean and Safe" initiative is again demonstrated by this effort, which brings an integrated system of high-resolution video cameras to the boardwalk corridor and adjacent city streets,” says Lt. Col. Tom Gilbert, commander, Atlantic City Tourism District. “Facilitating uninterrupted real-time viewing access, the cameras will provide the Atlantic City Police Department with an invaluable layer of 24/7 vigilance as it safeguards the thousands of visitors that come each year to enjoy the iconic boardwalk, beaches and attractions.”
The board will help with summer entertainment through a public/private partnerships agreement with the Atlantic City Alliance that will provide $1,355 million in funding. This will give the area free, live entertainment such as the CRDA’s Summer Concert Series and the Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Concert Series.
“This grant gives the Atlantic City Alliance funding for Boardwalk entertainment and beach concerts,” says Jeff Guaracino, executive director, Atlantic City Alliance. “With it we are able to begin the work to pursue summer-long entertainment on the beach and Boardwalk, which includes potential acts/concerts at Kennedy Plaza and on the beach.”
Among others, the board approved a fund reservation of $141,000 to Public Producers, in association with Riverview Studios, to produce a six-episode television series that will showcase top performers visiting the Atlantic City area in a talk-show format. They will be filmed on location at area hotels, casinos and more.