Belle Isle Residents Association opposes casino destination bill
Posted on December
6, 2011 | Leave a comment
The board of directors of the Belle Isle Residents Association has taken a formal position against expanded gaming in Miami-Dade County, according to association President Scott Diffenderfer.
“The vast majority of our board feels that the negative effects of gambling in our community, including the social implications, potential crime and damage to our reputation as a cultural destination, will far outweigh any increase in tax revenue that casinos may bring,” Diffenderfer said in a letter to residents.
” At this point we neither oppose nor endorse any specific proposal for a destination resort, but we strongly believe that our local leaders and the state legislature should oppose the Destination Casino bill pending in Tallahassee.”
The announcement comes as several community meetings are planned with the Miami Beach City Commission and Chamber of Commerce on the topic.