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PGCB Schedules Meetings on Six Casino Proposals
Posted by Anonymous on December 22, 2012
It’s a busy time of year, so this will be brief.
Six applications for a second casino license in Philadelphia were submitted, and now the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has announced the next step in its process. The PGCB will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at the Convention Center. Meetings that include public comment are scheduled for April 11 and 12.
Click HERE for a listing of the six applications and details on these meetings (at least, as the PGCB plans them...).
It’s time to get to work.
At our meeting in November, longtime veterans and brand new supporters of a city without casinos came together to begin this new fight. We decided to meet again and form two working groups.
- The Action Planning Working Group will be responsible for planning and implementing coordinated direct action, outreach, and other events.
- The Communications Working Group, will plan and implement a media strategy, online communications, and other communications strategies.
Those who want to learn more and participate in either or both groups should contact Dan at dan [at] casinofreephilly [dot] org. We’ll schedule meeting times in early January.
All are welcome to participate!
Together we’ll plan creative actions, boost our outreach and communications, and build a city-wide coalition that can’t be ignored.
Coming up soon...
On Monday, January 14, Callowhill Neighbors Association is hosting a public general membership meeting. Bart Blatstein will make a presentation on his proposed casino megaplex at 400 North Broad St. All neighbors are invited to attend.
Mr. Blatstein may or may not have anything new to say about his plans at this meeting. But if you live in the Callowhill area you might want to tell him what you think of them. See his proposed casino HERE at PlanPhilly.
No matter where you are in this fight, you know that together we can beat these casinos. We can make Philadelphia into the world-class city it deserves to be.
Best wishes for a peaceful, happy, and healthy holiday season. We’ll see you in the New Year!
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