Elk Grove discusses casino

The construction of the Sacramento County casino is in jeopardy.

US.- Officials from California met yesterday to discuss Wilton Rancheria’s proposal to build a US$400 million casino in Sacramento County. They set the meeting to decide whether they would authorise a referendum to see if they should cancel the agreement with the tribe.

Back in December, residents presented a referendum to stop the construction of the gaming venue, which was backed by the local entrepreneur Roy Choi. The chief executive officer of KCM Agency, a Los Angeles marketing firm, gathered over 14,800 signatures in November among Elk Grove residents to stop the government’s approval. The council has to decide if they should repeal the approval.

If it gets approved, the Wilton Rancheria would build a gambling resort and casino with 2,000 slot machines and 84 table games including a 12-story, 302-room hotel. Chairman for the Wilton Rancheria Raymons Hitchcock, said: “After 58 years without a home, our people finally will have land. This has been a long and hard struggle. We now can tell our elders that their blood, sweat and tears will have been worth it.”