Damn the Torpedos, It's Memorial Day Weekend! Mayor Joe Mancini on Opening the Jersey Shore | Local Control

Does reopening the economy feel a bit like Pickett's charge?

All along the American shoreline, the Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional kick off of the summer beach season.  In the northeast, many will head to the Jersey shore but COVID-19 is still smoldering in New York and New Jersey.  Out in the beach air, it seems safe enough but what about packing into restaurants and bars? Joe Mancini, Mayorof Long Beach Township, NJ, is back with Peter Ravella on the Local Control Podcast to talk about reopening  the Jersey shore and how best to absorb waves of visitors during a pandemic.  There's only so much you can do but Mancini and his team are as ready as they can be.  Catch this first-hand account of how to run a beach town during a pandemic, an odd situation faced by coastal leaders all along the American Shoreline.

Peter A. Ravella

Founder and Publisher of Coastal News Today and ASPN, experienced business owner in coastal policy, land use, grants, permitting and financing with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental and coastal services industry. Skilled in Government, Community Engagement, Beach & Dune Restoration and Financial Planning, Natural Resource Management, Wetland Mitigation, and Environmental Education. Strong education with a BS in Marine Biology from Texas A&M and a JD with Environmental Law Certificate from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.