Monday, June 13, 2005

Koi Nation Deal Highlights Needs for Prop 1A Reform


Last Week the Koi Nation agreed to withdraw their proposal for a casino at the Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland. I applaud their response to community opposition to the casino. The casino proposal at Oakland is yet another attempt by Las Vegas developers to put casinos in California urban areas. These projects are often put forward over the objections of the local community and represent how Prop 1A needs reform to clarify that urban casinos were never intended when Prop 1A was passed by the the voters.

Read more about it in the Oakland Tribune.