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Bob McDevitt Gives Voters a Say In Revel Bonding

   Harry Hurley’s web-site and radio show served as the forum for Bob McDevitt to deliver the impressive results of his petition drive.  Mr. McDevitt used his union’s clout to collect approximately three times the necessary signatures to stall the Revel bonding ordinance.  Voters will now have the ability to decide for themselves if Revel should receive preferential treatment from the city, or if they have to raise capital in the private, free market.

   HarryHurley.net reports:

Statement From Bob McDevitt On Submission of Referendum Petition on Ordinance 59

Today, Local 54 submitted a petition to the City Clerk of Atlantic City calling for a referendum on Ordinance 59.  The response from the people of the Resort has been overwhelming, and we have submitted far in excess of the required number of signatures needed to send this Ordinance to a vote of the people.  People from every neighborhood, Ward and District of Atlantic City have sent a message that they want to vote on City Council’s and the Mayor’s decision to negotiate an agreement to provide municipal bond financing to a casino. Now the residents of Atlantic City will decide whether this should be the priority for our local government.

Mr. McDevitt is to applauded for leading and turning in the needed signatures for this referendum petition.  We questioned Mr. McDevitt’s motives and speculated that he was merely bluffing with the petition.  We were wrong. 

   Now, Atlantic City residents have a chance to vote “no” on this so-called public/private partnership.  This Atlantic City resident looks forward to telling Revel to find its own financing.  Public bond financing is for public projects, not Revel’s business venture.


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


2 thoughts on “Bob McDevitt Gives Voters a Say In Revel Bonding

  1. Jesse, you’re drinking the Kook Aide. McDevitt is using this issue as a pure power play to be able to exert more control over the casino industry—and the city. This is a totally appropriate way to conduct business for the city. Build infrastructure at the lowest cost. And when the lowest cost is ZERO, it’s a pretty good deal. Don’t listen to Hurley or McDevitt. They are both in on the conspiracy to make Fat Bob the Chief of AC. If that happens, it will make Craig Callaway look like a pickpocket.

    Posted by dave202 | August 28, 2008, 12:24 pm
  2. Dave is right! Bob McDevitt, the self proclaimed prophet did not do his home work before leading 3,000 followers down a path to nowhere. His petition drive was illegal from the start. His best showing is being boss over the immigrants in his union who are illiterate and have no other options.

    Posted by Joe Thompson | September 5, 2008, 7:51 am

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