Tuesday, February 08, 2005

We never thought it would come here

Oakland residents are facing the same gambling invasion in their own community. Says a Contra Costa Times article,
Casinos don't belong in busy urban areas, said many of the Oakland residents who took the mic at a town hall meeting Saturday morning.

"When I voted for Indian gambling some years ago, I never thought that it would be coming to my back yard," said Donald Lowry, who lives in the Temescal neighborhood.

Councilwoman Jane Brunner called the meeting to give city residents a chance to learn about and respond to a proposal by a landless tribe of Pomo Indians to build a Las Vegas-style casino off Hegenberger Road.

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