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Get the Keypoints on Cleveland Casino Issue 6
Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 12:51.
Here's the article in Crain's Cleveland just published Sept 26, little more than 4 weeks before Elections...
Click through the related link MyOhioNow.com LLC for information points written for a third grade sensibility. This is embarassing. But for whom?
Gross social costs to the community and the region. Here's how the Casino website brushes off any psychological fallout from gambling:
Consider these *Keypoints other regions have learned from building local gambling saloons:
*Taken from "Casino Impact on Midtown" Ed Morrison, Director, I-Open
Get the facts: Read the report, "Casino Impact on Midtown" by Ed Morrison, Director, I-Open (attached) Oct 2006 when Cuyahoga County last discussed Casinos in
Where is the widespread Civic Engagement and Public Discussion? Where are the facts, the deep analysis results? Issue 6 is a farce parading as promoting Ohio jobs and workforce.
Why a farce? A simple answer: What family today - or individual
Who pays? Our children will, and sooner than you think. Not one citizen can afford to shackle their children to the deep poverty and psychological despair that results from addiction to gambling. Poor "one-shot" solutions such as gambling cure-alls for the benefit of special interests cannot compare with real and intelligent results citizens and leaders can generate from regional Strategic Doing sessions. Learn now how Lexington, Kentucky brings together regional leadership and citizens with Strategic Doing with positive results. Go.
We have the Brainpower and the tools, but citizens and regional leaders are choosing not to use them. Why? The U.S. Department of Labor is practicing Strategic Doing and Open Source Economic Development throughout the Nation in hundreds of communities because they realize innovation and networks is our only answer that results in shared benefits for everyone, not poor one-shot solutions for a very, very few not likely to share.
Begin by learning how others are working across the Nation so you can begin to ask the questions you may have. Join and participate in the Dept of Labor's national network, WIRED-Nation. Learn more about Open Source Economic Development and Workforce Development in these free, beautifully presented I-Open educational lessons.
The Casino issue is an example of a failure of Northeast Ohio leadership to serve their public who said "No" less than 2 years ago, yet the City of Cleveland has put Casino's to the vote again in November.