May 10, 2012
A plan that would build a casino near Rohnert Park became one step closer to happening. The compact between the governor and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria was agreed upon and approved by the California state Assembly. The compact was one of the needed steps that would allow for the casino to be built.
Supporters of the casino see the project as a way to help the community. Union leaders have been among some of the strongest supporters. The casino will be the largest in California and cost over $700 million to build. Hiring will need to begin right away.900 Construction jobs will be created. As well as 2,000 permanent jobs.
A vote of 64 to 3 was approved by the Assembly. Now the federal government will need to give the final approval. It is expected that the final approval will be given.
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