The overwhelming majority of those responding to this week’s online poll said they’d like to see more transparency in the process of taking land owned by Indian tribes into federal trust for the purpose of gaming.
About 91 percent favored more transparency, while about 6 percent did not.
Here were some of the comments.
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“Actually, more transparency in the process for taking land into federal trust for non-gaming purposes would be good too, since once land is taken into trust the purpose can be changed later.”
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“Seems like an awful lot of hulabaloo about the casino. I can’t imagine more transparency there. The casino thing seems kind of karmic anyway. If it wasn’t a casino it would end up being another shopping behemoth where many other forms of unhealthy things are pawned off to the public. How about more transparency in government?”
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“There should be transparency in all of our government processes.”
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“Building more casinos so people can have their money stolen is ridiculous. Indian tribes need another avenue of income. Stop destroying the environment to build casinos.”
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“I love this Pulse of Petaluma, but this question needs a little more work. Who would answer ‘no’ to more transparency? And what kind of transparency are we talking about?”
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