Wood Village City Casino Measure (November 2012)

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A Wood Village City Casino measure was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Multnomah County, which is in Oregon, where it was defeated.

If both state wide ballot measures, which concern privately owned casinos are approved, and this measure is approved, the developers would invest at least $250 million on the development of an entertainment and casino complex on the location of the former Multnomah County Kennel Club. They would also be required to pay 25% of adjusted gross revenues of the Casino and Entertainment Center to the state. This state revenue would be used to increase job growth, educational achievement, vibrant communities, protection and improvement of the natural environment, and support of Oregon Indian tribes.[1]

Election results

Measure 142, Casino Measure
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No52955.51%
Yes 424 44.49%

Election results from Multnomah County, Current Election Results

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall a Casino & Entertainment Center Consistent with State Ballot Measures be developed at the former Multnomah Kennel Club?[1][2]


Support

The developers, along with those who support these state and local measures approving the privately owned casino, point out that the new casino, as the only casino to pay taxes, would provide $100 million to the state in new tax revenue and that construction of the casino, hotel, and other features would create 3,000 temporary jobs, while the completed center would provide the area with 2000 permanent jobs.[3]


Opposition

According to those who oppose the approval and construction of the privately owned casino, tribes get much needed funding for housing and health care from their casinos and the state provides funding for schools, parks, and economic development through its lottery program. They claim that bringing in a third party would cripple these benefits.[3]


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Multnomah County Elections"
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Oregon Live," "Wood Village casino backers show off plans for 'uniquely Oregon' development"