Feb. 27, 2021
The article in the Times, Feb. 25, 2021, is an example of avoiding putting ALL the constituents you represent in the
position of voting for or against an issue, the proposed casino. That casino
would bring in revenues to revitalize the area which should impact the parish
and this side of it in a very positive way. Lakeshore Estates would benefit
from the proposition, more police protection, high end shopping, nice
restaurants, parks, etc. Imagine the boom in jobs just to build the
facility, the jobs in operating the facility, the contribution for flood
protection. I understand your feelings of wanting to keep the more
affluent section of Southeast Slidell happy. What is disturbing to me is that you have failed
to realize that a homeowner feels just as protective of his or her property no
matter the cost, one hundred thousand dollars or one million dollars. Lakeshore
Estates is protected by gates and guards.
We all know the negative effects of someone who is addicted to
gambling. That person goes to Mississippi and New Orleans and leaves money there. Most
people who go to the casinos go there as well. St. Tammany Parish receives no
benefit from that at all.
How else can our area improve? Taxes,
I thought the purpose of the first meeting was to permit
the idea of the casino to move forward to allow the people to
What happened to that?