Atlantic City councilman doesn't live in city

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - August 25, 2009 At-Large Councilman Eugene Robinson tells The Press of Atlantic City he can no longer afford the $850-a-month rent at a city apartment complex. The 67-year-old says the nursing home address is temporary and he's looking for another place to live in the city.

The state Community Affairs Department would not comment specifically on Robinson's situation. However, a spokesman pointed to state law that allows other council members to declare the seat vacant.

The council has not acted on the issue.

Robinson earns $28,356 a year and has not appeared at a City Council meeting since Dec. 10, after undergoing emergency surgery.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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