Convention Center Expansion

Officials attempting to accelerate Convention Center renovation funding

Officials attempting to accelerate Convention Center renovation funding
OCEAN CITY, Md. - The convention center could be considered the heart of ocean city, hosting countless popular events and shows throughout the year, such as the boat show this weekend.

Officials are hoping a meeting in Annapolis this week will allow the convention center to host even bigger shows in the future, which could generate millions of dollars more for the area.

As of now, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan says the town has actually had to turn business opportunities away, because of the size of the current convention center.  That means money lost for the town, and lost job opportunities.

"Our existing shows, just like the boat show today, needs more space.  They want to come back and continue to do their shows here, right here in Ocean City, but we need more space so that they can have more exhibits," says District 38C Delegate Mary Beth Carozza


Delegate Mary Beth Carozza, R-38C, has introduced legislation to allow the dice game of bunco to be included with already legalized home games such as mahjong where one is allowed to wager with certain restrictions.

House Bill 581 was heard before the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday afternoon.


Session Notes

Carozza provides updates on pending sponsored legislation

Ocean City Today    By Brian Gilliland | Feb 08, 2018
Mary Beth Carozza

(Feb. 9, 2018) Delegate Mary Beth Carozza has been tracking several bills since the start of the session last month, and provided an update on the status of some of her priority projects.

For Ocean City, Carozza has been pursuing three areas of interest. First, she is working to delay the accrual of paid sick time for certain employees, next, she is working to move offshore wind turbines farther from shore, and finally she is working to establish a special events zone in the resort.

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Mary Beth Carozza for State Senate