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Garden Grove rejects casino proposal

13 September 2007

GARDEN GROVE, California -- As reported by the L.A. Times: "The Garden Grove City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday to kill a casino proposal that promised $70 million in annual tax revenue and college scholarships to every high school graduate, forcefully ending the central Orange County city's three-year dance with casino backers.

"'We made a very strong statement with that 5-0 vote,' said Councilwoman Dina Nguyen. 'It will give the casino developers a hint that it will not be that easy to get into Garden Grove again.'

"...In bypassing the Gabrielino-Tongva Indian tribe's proposal for a 40-acre Harbor Boulevard parcel near Disneyland, the council instead will offer most of the land to a Colorado-based developer. The project would include an upscale hotel with an indoor-outdoor water park, meeting space, two parking garages, shops and restaurants.

"...Jonathan Stein, chief executive of the Gabrielino faction pushing the casino, argued that the tribe could open a casino in Garden Grove with proper legislation and a negotiated compact with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger..."

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