To The Reader's Forum:
On Tuesday Nov. 5th Chautauqua County's voters will have the opportunity to vote for a proposition that is absolutely a significant business - and community - development initiative that will bear fruit for our county and all of New York State. The voters of our in New York absolutely need to vote "Yes" on ballot Proposition 1 on Election Day, allowing the state to sanction the building of up to seven casino gaming resorts.
This referendum is a key component to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's ongoing and successful push to make our state business friendly. The proposed casinos are far away from our area and will not affect the sovereignty of our Seneca Nation neighbors. By voting Yes, our region will benefit from a new revenue stream that will be used to boost our area.
Cuomo's budget office conservatively projects that the creation of four initial "destination gaming resorts" east of the southern tier will yield $430 million in new annual tax dollars going toward public schools, property tax relief and aid to local governments.
Our struggling county, cities, towns and villages need our Yes vote on Nov. 5th.
Norman P. Green