** Media Advisory: Legislative Oversight Committee To Hold Hearing Tomorrow On Nj Sports Authority

Committee Will Hear From Key Stakeholders While Exploring Agency’s Mission & Responsibilities

TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono will hold a meeting of the Senate Legislative Oversight (SLO) Committee tomorrow, March 3, to examine the future role of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), and the use of its assets, in light of a changing landscape. The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. in Committee Room 4 of the Statehouse Annex.

“The mission of this committee will be to explore the highest and best use for the Sports Authority and its assets moving forward,” said Sen. Buono, SLO Committee Chair (D-Middlesex). “In light of the global recession and our state’s precarious financial situation, this issue demands our attention.”

The hearing will include a number of panels to examine the overall fiscal operations of the NJSEA, the agency’s history and purpose, future operational plans, the concerns of local communities surrounding NJSEA-managed properties, and the vision for future use of these properties. Among those expected to take part in the panels are Dennis Robinson, President & CEO of the NSEA; Robert Ceberio, Executive Director of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission; Oceanport Mayor Michael Mahon; Dr. James Hughes, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; David Rosen Budget & Finance Officer for the Office of Legislative Services; as well as key commerce and labor representatives.

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