Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Bad news, good news for casinos

Apparently too many petition signatures have been thrown out, leaving that effort stopped short. However, the attention and pressure that it brought to bear may have paid off, as DiCicco now thinks that he can get enough Council votes to put the measure on the ballot the old-fashioned way.
A two-thirds vote by Council had seemed unlikely just a week ago, but yesterday morning DiCicco said he thought the tide had turned and he could get all 17 members of Council to support a ballot measure.
Only time will tell whether he's right, or whether our city leaders take refuge in the court decision and back out of supporting a referendum.


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