Here’s my story–
Today became a big day in the life of casino supporters and opponents, like me. It was the day they would find out if our beloved city of Five Seasons would receive a license to have a casino brought to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The Mayor, Ron Corbett, and his staff were on hand to hear the final recommendation from the Iowa Gaming Commission Board in Council Bluffs, IA. The following word from four of the five members were not what they wanted to hear, “NO”.
Cedar Rapids was denied a license for a casino. The vote was 4-1 against a license. 3 years of hard work–from a mayor who doesn’t give a rats-tail about our city streets–down the drain.
I, for one, am glad that they said NO. I praise the commission for denying our beloved city the license. Why?
Jobs would have been taken away from other casinos and other area businesses where the casinos are located, crime rates would double and most of all……not enough community support. The Mayor claimed there was enough community support; I don’t buy that at all.
Now Mayor Ron Corbett can focus on getting our streets fixed, getting more jobs by other means into downtown and getting out to listen to the people instead of sitting behind his desk twiddling his thumbs, wasting our tax dollars on some silly casino plan that went belly-up.
As for the opponents of the casino(yours truly included), we can all breathe a sigh of relief and life will go on, now that we know that a casino is NOT coming to Cedar Rapids.
That’s my story……..and I am sticking to it!!!