Atlantic City mayor says it’s open for business, welcomes Snoop Dogg visit

Marty Small Sr. outlines his coronavirus recovery priorities, talks about the rapper’s investment in the city and more.
3:17 | 08/14/20

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Transcript for Atlantic City mayor says it’s open for business, welcomes Snoop Dogg visit
Same to you. There's a hint of optimism in New Jersey today over the state seeing a decrease in new coronavirus case and hospitalizations. Atlantic City, the boardwalk and casinos have reopened, but what it will take to get the city back to the city that's always turned on. Joining me now is Atlantic City mayor Marty small. Thank you. We should mention, you applied and received assistance from the cares act to help get atlantic City back on its feet, how has that funding made a difference? What we did with the funds was, we had two coronavirus testing sites. We had a drive-through and we had a walk-up at showboat parking lot and we were able to get the good people of atlantic City tested. Which as the governor and all of the health experts said was the key. We also, through the cares act, we fed 3,780 senior citizens in collaboration with and the city used the funds the second round to feed the senior citizens of senior disabled populations, buildings and developments. We were extremely excited about that and for the children, we have a sports pram with atlantic City board of education. Putting that money to good use. We know that Atlantic City relies on the casinos, they've reopened, tell me what the response has been like and what you're doing to ensure people's safety and make sure your numbers keep decreasing and don't start increasing. We know that health is paramount. We're responsible for safety, health and welfare of all residents and visitors. And right now, 25% of the people are allowed on the casino floor, but people are bullish on Atlantic City, I mean you should see it. Hotels are sold out. The casinos are sold out. The boardwalk is packed. Outdoor dining is going relatively well. We're just going to heed to the health experts and look at the data and make decisions based on that and not decisions based on feelings and emotions. Yeah, that's great. And you received an unexpected call about helping to get the city back on track. Let's take a look. What's up? What I was saying was, mayor, I'm going to state. I'm going to the city. We're looking to invest in real estate and to some big things. We'll be coming to a city near you. All right, snoop Dogg, what's his plan, how is he going to help Atlantic City, mayor? Yes, snoop will be visiting in some time in october/november. We made that connection through a mutual friend, who's about to invest in real estate here in Atlantic City. Snoop Dogg and any other celebrity and I want to tell the world today the great city of Atlantic City is open for business, we're extremely excited about snoop, because we know that not only is he a rap legend but he's an entrepreneur, he has his hands in many things and he's a marijuana ambassador, recreational marijuana is on the ballot November 3rd in new Jersey. Mayor, thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate your time today and wish you the very best. Thank you.

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