Potential Galt casino creates battle over jobs, noise, traffic

Potential Galt casino creates battle over jobs, noise, traffic


THE MARINA
ENVIRONMENT.
THE COASTAL COMMISSION IS
REVIEWING THE LAWSUIT.
GULSTAN: A NEW CASINO, A NEW
HOTEL, AND 18 MONTHS OF
CONSTRUCTION.
ALL JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 99,
NORTH OF TWIN CITIES ROAD.
A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT
DETAILS PLANS FOR A MEGA-PROJECT
THAT’S GAMBLING ON GALT.
AND AS KCRA 3’S MIKE LUERY
REPORTS, IT’S GOING TO BE A
BATTLE OVER JOBS, NOISE, AND
TRAFFI
MIKE: IN GALT, IT’S THE TALK OF
THE TOWN.
>>I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD
THING.
IT WILL BRING A LOT OF JOB
OPPORTUNITIES.
MIKE: SHE IS TALKING ABOUT A
PLAN TO TRANSFORM THIS FARMLAND
NORTH OF TWIN CITIES ROAD INTO
THIS–
AN INDIAN GAMING CASINO WITH
SLOT MACHINES, TABLE GAMES, AND
A HOTEL THAT IS 12 STORIES HIGH.
>>I THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA FOR
THE ECONOMY, JOBS FORLAN PEOPLE.
HOPEFULLY LONG-LASTING JOBS.
MIKE: PROMISING PLENTY OF
PERMANENT JOBS IN THE NEW
CASINO.
>>THAT IS A HUGE ECONOMIC
DRIVER FOR THE COMMUNITY AT
LARGE.
MIKE: SOME WANT TO PRESERVE THE
RURAL ROOTS OF THE REGION.
THEY DREAD THE IMPACT OF MORE
TRAFFIC AND TOURISM.
>>BAD IDEA.
I DON’T AGREE.
THIS IS A QUIET TOWN AND I
WANTED TO STAY QUIET.
MIKE: THE PROPOSAL IS SPELLED
OUT IN A ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
STUDY JUST UNVEILED TODAY.
FOR THE NEXT 45 DAYS, IT IS
THE PUBLIC’S OPPORTUNITY TO
COMMENT.
>>I DON’T SEE WHY NOT IT BRINGS
JOBS.
I WOULD PROBABLY SAY IT IS A
GOOD THING.
>>IT COULD BE A GOOD THING.
THERE ARE DRAWBACKS TO
EVERYTHING.
MIKE: THE CITY OF GALT HIRED
CONSULTANTS TO ESPOUSE POSITIVES
LIKE THE TAX BASE WITH THE
POTENTIAL NEGATIVES.
>>POTENTIAL CRIME.
MIKE: THE CITY SAYS IT WANTS TO
GROW SLOWLY AND WORK CLOSELY TO
TACKLE ANY PROBLEMS IN ADVANCE.
WHAT ABOUT ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION?
WHEN CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE THAT?
THE PROJECTED START DATE, IF
APPROVED, IS JANUARY 2018.
A COMPLETION DATE OF FALL 2019.
IN GALT, MIKE LUERY, KCRA 3 NEW
S.
GULSTAN: THOSE THAT LIVE IN GAL
CAN VOICE THEIR OPINIONS IN A
PUBLIC HEARING JANUARY 29 AT THE
COMMUNITY CENTER IN GALT.
AND 45 DAY TIMEFRAME WILL AND

1 thought on “Potential Galt casino creates battle over jobs, noise, traffic”

  1. I think it's a great idea because it will bring desperately needed jobs to the area. Traffic wouldn't be much heavier than it is now. Bring it on. Look on the bright side folks. :o)

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