Casino opponents plan protest with demands for Annapolis

JOIN PRINCE Georgian’s Against Gaming at National Harbor

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On Thursday, August 9th 2012, as a host of organizations and concerned citizens will converge on the State House in Annapolis at the Lawyer’s Mall for a Rally and Press Conference at 11:00am.

 Please join us as we tell the Governor and the Maryland General Assemble why we don’t want gaming at the National Harbor.

 Buses will load at pick-up points in Prince George’s County:

1. Oxon Hill Road & Indian Head (Park & Ride) from 9:00-9:30am

2. 5625 Allentown Road, Camp Springs from 9:00-9:30am, and

3. The I-HOP at Hampton Mall (Central Avenue & 495) 9:15-10:00am,

and arrive in Annapolis at 10:30am.

Press Conference at 11:00am

Visit Delegates at 12:00pm

Buses will load at 1:00pm and return to Prince George’s before 2:00pm

Free Food, Beverages and Transportation Provided. Confirm your attendance at PGAgainstGaming@gmail.com or call (301) 326-3470

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1.     Governor O’Malley and the Assembly are attempting to rush through    a proposal for a new casino in just two to three days of debate.

2.     The Governor and Assembly are proposing to create a commission of unelected individuals to determine casino tax rates, possibly bailing them out on the backs of working families.

This is not a good deal for Prince George’s County and we don’t want it!

Join us in Annapolis! Call (301) 326-3470

As proposed by the Prince George’s County Contractor’s and Business Association

Any deal made should include:

  • A fair and transparent bid process for competing developers….AN OPEN BID PROCESS AND NOT A SOLE SOURCE,
  • Establish an area which would allow operators to propose locations that would be within a 2 mile radius of I-495 between Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Route 50,
  • Establish a value added to any proposal that includes substantial minority equity ownership,
  • Requirement of a minimum of 35% minority equity ownership participation with local preference requirements,
  • Establish a 35% minority contracting participation and local preference requirements and local hiring goals consistent with Prince George’s County Bill – CB17,
  • The County must not give up any of its revenue to subsidize a developer proposing a site in Prince George’s County or to pay impact fees to a facility in another jurisdiction,
  • The Prince George’s operator shall adhere to the same standard as other State of Maryland locations with the exception of Allegheny County,
  • There should be a requirement that any licensee proposing to submit a proposal to the State of Maryland for a location in Prince George’s County must have no outstanding debt to the County, including Bonds or TIF’s, and
  • Funding for; the Education Trust Fund, local impact grants, non-profits dealing with gambling addiction and the small, minority ad women-owned business account.

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