Members of the City Council have criticized Mayor Jon Mitchell for not attending last week's meeting of the Mass. Gaming Commission in Fall River. 

Councilor David Alves says other mayors from the region were there, pushing for jobs.

Mayor Mitchell tells WBSM News, a casino in New Bedford is not his first priority.....

Mitchell likens New Bedford to a place like Atlantic City, and says Atlantic City casinos, after some early success, have not grown jobs.