Writer says casino would pose a risk

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Our community is at risk. The North Fork Rancheria tribe has joined forces with Las Vegas conglomerate Station Casinos, and is one step away from building an off-reservation casino. This casino is in direct violation of what myself and California voters agreed to when we passed Proposition 1A, allowing for tribal gaming that takes place only on tribal lands.

The tribe has proposed to build a giant casino on 305 acres, which happens to be more than 40 miles away from their federally recognized land. Based on location alone, the casino will negatively impact our environment, already strained resources such as public safety and water, and destructively affect the overall quality of life.

This is also the same tribe that was recently raided by federal agents for suspicion of misallocation of funds.

Edman Miller,
Chowchilla

 

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