- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - An Atlantic City Councilman proposes saving the city money by eliminating two council seats - but not his own.

Council President Marty Small wants to eliminate two of the three at-large council seats that do not represent particular neighborhoods. He says it would save the cash-strapped city $480,000 over four years as it strives to avoid a state takeover of its finances.

The full council will consider the proposal Thursday.

But even if it agrees, the state Legislature would have to approve, and city voters would have to OK it in a referendum.

Small represents the city’s Second Ward, and his seat would not be affected by the plan.

He says only one at-large seat is needed to break potential ties among the six ward council members.

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