I want to welcome everybody in town for our annual Girls Weekend. This event showcases our downtown and all of its unique stores, services and eateries. It has become a great tradition to start the season.
We’re also holding a Comic Book and Memorabilia Show up on the Music Pier on Saturday. If you get a chance, stop by any time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to check it out.
I know we’re all looking forward to a great spring, summer and fall, and these special events will help our families and guests get back into the swing of Ocean City. Please remember to shop and eat local to help all of our owners get off to a good start this year.
I also want to let you know the city has renewed a dialogue with Cape May County about partnering on the open space at the newly acquired car dealership lot next to the Community Center.
For the summer, the plan will be to clean up the lot and make it presentable. Then we’ll look to hold a town hall meeting in the fall to get feedback on how best to use the open space.
The bridge lights on the causeway will be blue for the rest of April in recognition of National Autism Awareness Month. Autism affects many families in Ocean City and throughout the world, and it’s important to create awareness and to promote acceptance.
I have always been passionate about providing a support network for all families facing the extra demands of living with autism. I hope the bridge can be a reminder of their needs and our full support.
Mayor Jay A. Gillian