We have recently received a copy of the article by Josh Getlin describing Atlantic City and the urban challenges we are addressing ("The Big Gamble," May 23).
The story, which we call the "tale of two cities" whenever it appears, is a story we see in the media often. While it certainly is accurate with the photos and comments quoted, it nevertheless does not tell the whole story.
First of all, Atlantic City is a community that has faced the same urban challenges every major city across the nation has faced and still faces.
In our case, however, the introduction of the gaming industry has generated more than 65,000 new jobs, $60 million annually in local and state taxes, and a yet-to-be-spent fund of more than $600 million to fix up and restore Atlantic City. This is probably the largest single private sector-generated fund for public purposes anywhere in the country.