No Casino Vaughan
as of October 29, 2013
We stopped the casino! No Casino Vaughan victorious as Vaughan Council votes "No Casino".
Thank you to everyone who supported our cause along the way.
Council voted with 7 in favour and 2 against the motion to inform the OLG that the City is no longer interested in hosting a casino in the City.
The People that supported us were: Councillors – Racco; Shultz; De Francesca & Iafrate. Later Rosati supported us & gave us the needed 5th vote.
At Council Di Biase & Carella also voted against the casino
It is unfortunate that Mayor Bevilacqua & Councillor Shefman are still supporting the possibility of having a casino in Concord at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.
What is even more disturbing is that the Mayor continues to insist that more time, meetings and discussion should surround this topic, however this urge for open communication came AFTER he lost Rosati's support, NOT before.
Why didn't the Mayor organize these "meetings" with residents in a proper open forum before voting in favour of a possible casino and risking the future of our city?
That concerns us. It means that the Mayor will continue to push for a casino, instead of addressing more attention to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and the rest of the City so that we can plan and develop a world renowned City – The City of Vaughan.
Mario G. Racco & Rossana Burgos
Co-Chairs – No Casino Vaughan
Please contact us or call us at 905-760-0330