From: alra@governance.net
Subject: Cowlitz Casino -- Roundtable Tonight – Be There!

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American Land Rights Association
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Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973 
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Cowlitz Casino -- Roundtable Tonight – Be There!

Yes, the meeting is tonight, Thursday, July 28th at 6:00 pm

These meetings are very useful to understand the Cowlitz Casino proposal and what it would do to communities in Clark County including Ridgefield, La Center, Battle Ground, Woodland and Vancouver.

The Cowlitz testified before Congress yesterday at a hearing about Reservation Shopping before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.  Chuck Cushman is in Washington, DC and attended the hearing.  The Cowlitz were sharply questioned by Chairman Senator John McCain (R-AZ) about the proposed area for their Casino being outside their aboriginal boundaries.  Congress is moving to stop Reservation Shopping so the Cowlitz may be headed for trouble.

The key to winning this battle and stopping the casino will be how much the community stands up and opposes it.  Attending these Cowlitz Casino Roundtable meetings is very important.  And you’ll meet more of your elected officials in one place than you ever would any place else.

One of the guest speakers will be another community that has a casino.

Don’t forget to bring a pad of paper.  If you have a question or a statement, you can write it down and hand it to your elected official.

Meeting 6

July 28, 2005

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Vancouver City Hall 
Council Chambers Building
Corner of 13th and Broadway

Purpose of Today’s Meeting:

Continue exploration of issues raised at February meeting, focusing on another community’s experience of impacts and sheriff’s department negotiations:

6:00          Welcome/Agenda Review -- Greg Kinsey
6:05          Committee business

6:10          Affected Community - Marysville                                   

                  - Presentation  by  Marysville, WA    Mayor and School 

                              - Discussion                                             Representative


6:55          Public Safety Impacts                                         

- Presentation  --    Erin Nolan - Clark County 

                             Sheriff’s Department

- Discussion

7:40          Moving Forward – Upcoming agendas  -- Steve Stuart 


8:00          Adjourn



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