AC Council President Challenges Ventnor Mayor on ‘Whites Only’ Claim
In a fiery on-air exchange, Atlantic City Council President George Tibbitt directly and forcefully challenged Ventnor City Mayor Beth Maccagnano Hotlzman’s “Whites Only” comments regarding the use of the Atlantic City ice skating rink.
Holtzman did not budge one inch from the public claim that she made yesterday, Sunday, December 11, 2022.
If you missed Holtzman’s allegation, here is a link to our previous coverage where you can catch-up:
Tibbitt forcefully pushed back and said there is not one credible declaration from any Atlantic City official that there is a racial component whatsoever at the Atlantic City skating rink.
You can listen to the entire on-air exchange with Tibbitt and Holtzman on the WPG Talk Radio App (podcast).
Tibbitt began alone at 8:20 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2022. Holtzman joins the conversation at approximately 8:39 a.m.
Holtzman did not back down from her previous public statement that an alleged plan to shut down the Atlantic City ice skating rink is about only “white kids from out of town,” who use the Atlantic City ice skating rink.
Tibbitt also raised the issue that the City of Atlantic City has spent about $ 250,000 this year on rink maintenance, energy costs and more.
Tibbitt also declared on-air that Holtzman “just made my job of keeping the ice skating rink open much more difficult. I have to meet with these people (Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small and others) about how can we keep the ice skating rink open,” said Tibbitt.
Holtzman compared Atlantic City ice skating rink expenses to what Ventnor has to do to keep the Ventnor City Boardwalk open and in good repair.
“People from Atlantic City riding their bikes don’t stop at Jackson Avenue. They keep coming right through into Ventnor,” said Holtzman.
”People from all over use the Ventnor Boardwalk and only Ventnor taxpayers pay the bill,” said Holtzman.
Holtzman revealed on-air that she had spent several weeks trying to reach Small and Atlantic City Commissioner Ernest Coursey with no success. Coursey also works full-time for Small at Atlantic City Hall.
Holtzman also mentioned New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy, who she said, always is responsive in responding any time she has reached out to him.
The fate of the Atlantic City ice skating rink presently hangs in the balance. How this will end, no one knows at this time.
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