Do some locals still hate the yearly influx of visitors, part-time residents and so-called shoobies? Does Brigantine have a ‘Dept of Anti-Tourism?’ Sometime, it certainly seems that way.
The Mayor of Brigantine and other members of city council poo-poo accusations that a small but vocal group of Brigantine residents and public employees still rant against 70% of the Brigantine economy. Ironically, many current and past public employees are ‘shoobies’, taking their 6 figure Brigantine salaries and enjoying those dollars and benefits in places like Mays Landing, Absecon, Smithville, etc.
In 2008, City Manager Jim Barber decided to downgrade Brigantine’s efforts to attract visitors
Do certain groups cater to this small but vocal minority due to their voting power?