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Opinions were closely divided on whether or not the City of Petaluma should take over management of water distribution on a site south of town owned by the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians if it would help prevent a casino there. About 51 percent believed the city should take over management of the water, while 42 percent thought it should not. About 7 percent weren’t decided on the matter.
Here were some of the comments.
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Anything to prevent another dreaded casino.
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“If the City of Petaluma were to extend water lines to this site, it will only make a casino there possible. A casino at that site is not possible without these amenities. North Marin’s pipelines are insufficient to supply water to this site.”
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“Petaluma should stay out of everything outside its borders. The general plan says the city has no jurisdiction over this area. If the city wants control, so annex the area. The city needs to focus on fixing the streets.”
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“The city can even fix the potholes. They will screw this up and a casino will be built there. I’d even bet on that.”
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“This is Indian business, not ours.”
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“Do we need another casino? I think not! I’m sick of seeing a casino every 20 to 50 miles. They are ugly and totally useless. They ruin the land and the landscape. We don’t need another one! You can’t tell me water is the only thing that can stop another casino from coming in because I just don’t buy it. We are not stupid! Why must we bargain and why don’t we just refuse? Why don’t we leave some open land for the future?”
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We should do everything we can to help the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Natives. After centuries of abuse and degradation by the Europeans, we need to answer for our transgressions. This is another way of rectifying the problem. And we should allow them to build a casino also. Maybe if we let them take over the Dutra site, our local progressives would allow them to run it and maybe work on repairing our streets. Win-win all the way around.”
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“What’s the legality of that?”
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“Why kill jobs and money spent in Petaluma?”
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“No, the city should mind its own busniess; they will not build a casino on that property. Its too close to the one in Rohnert Park.”
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“We have too many Indian casinos in California.”
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“Any small step in preventing a casino. Just take a look at the casino being built in Rohnert Park, huge, monster waste of land and resources, all to benefit Las Vegas interests.”
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“The city of Petaluma can’t (effectively and efficiently) manage what’s in its charge now, so taking on more responsibility will only further diminish its service to the community.
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“Give it a rest!”
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