FD Mayor Outspoken on Cedar Rapids, Jefferson Casino Proposals
Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich was in Cedar Rapids yesterday to address concerns regarding a casino proposal under consideration. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is considering whether to issue licenses for new casino proposals in both Cedar Rapids and Jefferson. Bemrich was critical of the process being used, saying the commission should have conducted studies to determine need and then solicit proposals from communities:
In addressing the Cedar Rapids and Jefferson proposals, gaming consultants have said that Iowa should not issue any new gaming licenses.