City council opposes Graton Rancheria's gaming compact

The city council in Petaluma, California, voted 6-0 to oppose a Class III gaming compact with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

The deal requires the tribe to negotiate agreements with local governments to offset the impacts of the casino. But officials in Petaluma don't believe their concerns will be addressed.

The tribe plans to build a $433 million casino.

Get the Story:
Petaluma asks North Bay legislators to vote no on casino deal (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 4/17)
Tribal gaming compact could benefit Station Casinos (The Las Vegas Business Press 4/16)
New gaming ground (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 4/15)
Compact covers debt, impacts, other tribes (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 4/15)

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City Manager Issues Statement to Staff on Casino (Rohnert Park Patch 4/16)

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