Longwood Poker Referendum (2009)
The church described itself as "a vibrant community of people connected through a desire to worship God and serve others. Our goal is to bring people to maturity in Christ by equipping them for a life of worship and service to others everywhere, every day."
The dog track would add poker tables to their facilities so they could increase revenue, however across the street, Northland church opposes the idea of any sort of gambling. The two organizations own a good majority of the land along the road both are located, Dog Track Road. The city of Longwood would need both organizations to cooperate in order to turn the street into an attraction and gateway to Longwood.
Path to the ballot
Longwood commissioners voted on the petition at their July 20, 2009 meeting. The referendum vote was countywide. While there has been some dispute over whether the referendum should be held at the city level, city attorney Don Roper said that he believes the county charter prohibits it.
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