For anyone interested, City Council voted 16-7 in favour of the RCR site.
Now Coun. Wilkerson said she wanted the Council to wait a MONTH until a report came out about changes to the Raceway funding. BTW -- the Council said no.. they would not wait.. a freakin' month. The vote HAD to be done today. She also said that since March 2013 -- the Slots can no longer financially support the Racetrack. Now who is picking up the slack on that? The taxpayers? She also mentioned that this recent process has not been a fair and proper one -- that they had agreed to do last year. She also more or less indicated that this current process leaves the City open for a lawsuit... Guess she's right on that one.
Counc. Dean said the infrastructure to the site needs updating. Now who pays for that? The taxpayer.. And something that really shocked me with disbelief... the City did NOT do any economic studies on either site for the Casino. Now they took the time to do a Dept of Health review on the aspects of a Casino in way of gambling addictions... and they also, at the same time could have done an economic study.. They just chose not to..
This was a rush job. Watson knew if 2 bids went to OLG -- CTC & RCR... that CTC would win.
Apparently, according to sources, the relationship between Melnyk and the City has really soured.. That may not bode well for us hockey fans..
Onto to hockey talk.... 2 weeks until training camp.... yahoo...