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“We all received an email earlier this week regarding a restriction on the admin interface,” Weekes said. “What was the reasoning?”

Weekes said there should be a way to track concerns if board members cannot raise them themselves with administration officials.

“The chairman of the board told me he was giving preferential treatment to people who voted for him,” Weekes said.

“You are so wrong, sir,” Tibbitt replied, but declined to argue further.

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“We’re going to hold you accountable,” Weekes said. “We want detailed, play-by-play conversations with directors.”

Company Administrator Anthony Swan said that under state law and the Faulkner Act, which covers Atlantic City’s form of government, “that’s how it’s supposed to work.”

“You have a chairman and a vice chairman of the board who are supposed to be the voice of the board vis-a-vis the administration,” Swan said. “That’s why the change was made. We will be responsible.”

“I’m struggling with that,” Councilwoman LaToya Dunston said. “Somewhere along the line, things can get lost.”

There were times when things were sent to her via Tibbitt, but she never received them, she said.

Jill E. Washington