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Changing ACFD work schedule outside scope of takeover bill, co-sponsors say in court filings

Two Democratic sponsors of the bill that created the state’s takeover of Atlantic City allege Jeffrey Chiesa has overstepped his powers and is endangering public safety. The Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act “was designed to save money by careful planning, not by cutting public services to unsafe levels and endangering the safety of public employees, which I believe the designee (Chiesa) is now doing,” state Sen. Jim Whelan and Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo wrote in Superior
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Atlantic City overseer will make $400 an hour, attorney general says

Atlantic City’s state overseer will make $400 an hour, the state Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday night, according to nj.com. Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Chiesa was given “wide-ranging authority” since his appointment by Gov. Chris Christie last month. After much pushing by members of the media, Attorney General Christopher Porrino finally released how Chiesa and his law firm will be paid, with senior partners making $400 per hour, partners getting $350 per hour, $240 hourly
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