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Gambling opponent expresses concern

An Indian gaming opponent has asked Nevada County supervisors to pass a resolution against tribal casinos.

Shirley Hendrickson, of Nevada City, asked supervisors Tuesday to place the matter on the Dec. 10 agenda.

“My message to the honorable board of supervisors today is let’s don’t get on the Indian gambling train,” said Hendrickson. “Let’s don’t get on the train. Let’s stop it.”



While Hendrickson was not aware of any specific casinos proposed in Nevada County, she was concerned that land can be bought anywhere by a local gaming tribe to set up a casino.

Once a casino is in place, county officials lose control over fire and police protection and sewer systems, said Hendrickson.




She also expressed concern that one tribe reported political donations months years after they were given, giving the appearance of hiding contributions.

Some of the supervisors seemed supportive of Hendrickson’s request.

“I think it’s vital that we bring this up,” said Supervisor Elizabeth Martin.


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