Casino Meeting March 20th

Casino Meeting March 20th

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Just Curious

Westwood, MA

#1 Mar 18, 2013
Does anyone know about this Casino Meeting on Wednesday night at 8:00pm and what the phone meeting is all about? So much for transparency....

“Everett United” launches to promote benefits of resort-style casino

A group of residents and community organizers on Wednesday announced the formation of a grassroots coalition called “Everett United” to promote the benefits of a hotel, resort and entertainment complex in the city.

The group’s steering committee comprises local civic leaders and small business owners who chose the Everett United name to reflect the early and diverse support the project has experienced to date.

Steve Wynn, chairman of Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas, has expressed an interest in developing the site of the former Monsanto chemical plant in Everett. In addition to cleaning up one of the state’s environmentally contaminated sites that has been vacant since the 1980′s, he plans to build a 500-room hotel, casino, food, entertainment and retail complex. The project needs local voter approval and selection by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

“People here are really excited about the prospect of a Wynn resort because they know the brand and are familiar with the product,” said Gino Lepere, a resident of Everett for 35 years.“Our job is to make information easily available and spread the word about what this project means to the city, the types of jobs and the career opportunities it will bring and how it will affect our community.”

Sandy Juliano, President of the Everett Kiwanis Club and President of JRS Properties, Inc., said the Wynn project is a once-in-a-lifetime moment “to reinvigorate Everett with a billion dollar investment and a permanent revenue stream. Everyone needs to stand together to make this happen for Everett’s future.”

Everett United plans to take part in and publicize a telephone town hall event on Wednesday, March 20, at 8:00 pm hosted by Everett Mayor Carlo DeMario. The meeting will allow every household in Everett to participate in a live call with the Mayor and Mr. Wynn to hear their visions for the project, and ask questions.

Everett United is a coalition of local residents and business leaders who support the idea of a resort hotel and entertainment complex in Everett. Its members believe this unprecedented opportunity for investment, jobs, economic development, environmental responsibility and new tax revenue will be a tremendous benefit for all of Everett. It encourages all of its friends and neighbors to stand together to show the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that they welcome this investment in the future of Everett and deserve to win the competitive site selection process.

Westborough, MA

#2 Mar 18, 2013
What do you mean by "so much for transparency"? Isn't having the meeting part of being transparent?
Just Curious

Westwood, MA

#3 Mar 18, 2013
Who knows about this meeting? I found out through word of mouth, I did not receive a call like I do for everything else.

People need notice to plan on attending these meetings, especially people with children that want to attend.

How do you get into the phone meeting per the article?

Why is it at 8:00pm??

There's only transparency when it's something to promote the mayor. He does not want the anti-casino people there. That's not transparency.

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