Much to the dismay of Commissioner Maury Blumberg, Michael Collins is now the Mayor of Margate City, New Jersey.
As is usual, newly elected Collins was selected by fellow commissioners to be Mayor. The selection process had one dissenter.
Blumberg abstained from voting for Collins as Mayor of Margate. LISTEN >
Apparently blind-sided, Commissioner Maury Blumberg received no support from his once loyal running mates, Collins and Horn.
Commissioner Blumberg, visibly shaken, now starts his 17th year in office. Blumberg will remain as Commissioner of Revenue and Finance, a role he has never embraced or had much interest in.
During the campaign, all candidates, including Collins, Horn and Blumberg, supported the following:
- Live video streaming of all municipal meetings including School & Planning Board.
- Remote public commenting via ZOOM.
- More convenient time for meetings. ex: 5:30 or 6p
- Real transparency in city operations and finances.
- Transparency in Real Estate / business disclosures.
- Public commenting; longer time limits
- Input from 2nd homeowners who make up 75% of tax base.
- Term limits (?)