I am so angry I could spit.
The "Pomo Indians" are "returning" to Solano County (what a joke) with a proposal to build one of those monstrosity casinos right in the middle of our agricultural preserve. Of course, they are in cahoots with Nevada gambling interests, a scummy local land speculator, and similar ilk.
Good bye, beautiful farmland, hello stupid, gaudy awful, tacky, crime-inspiring CASINO.
Our local freeway system is alread at Level of Service F, the beautiful rural roads nearby are already commuter highways, and my City is already suffering from crime and a population of too many ne'er do wells. I don't care if I am accused of NIMBYism. Casinos destroy communities. They are an inherently evil institution. As they are popping up everywhere, I challenge the "gaming industry" (what a euphimism) to really demostrate that there will be any net benefit to the area-when there is a casino on an "Indian Reservation" every fifty miles.
I may be politically incorrect, but the total exemption from local planning laws and local citizens' wishes for this "reservation" is illogical. Maybe we are just getting just deserts, but hey, many of these "Indians" are a very small percentage of Indian blood, and it is the organized crime and casino industry that really benefits! Sorry, if I am being offensive on the latter point. I understand American history, but I remain unconvinced that THIS is the way to resolve that history.