Virginian City of Danville has once again shown its willingness to be a trailblazer by passing legislation that opens the way for the state’s first casino resort.
At last night’s Danville City Council meeting, members unanimously voted back to a bill in the Virginia General Assembly that would see residents able to vote on whether or not a casino should be permitted in the Virginia cities of Bristol, Danville reported by NBC’s 10 news.
Virginia is yet to legalise casino gambling but there is growing expectation that so called Old Dominion state will Do so in 2019.
Alonzo Zones, mayor of Danville – a major centre for confederate activity during the civil war- stated at the meeting that, without casino revenues, it is likely that taxes would have to rise.
He asked: “City Manager- if we were to accept what the school board has to present us, what would be the tax base for our community?”
You would have to increase taxes 31.4 cents.” replied Danville City Manager Ken Larkings. If the proposed State legislation passes, Danville residents could vote in november on whether to permit a casino resort in the city.
Tribe Chief, Robert Gray : “Just as this area played an important role in the tribe’s past, i believe that nortfolk will play an even more important role in the Pamunkey Tribe’s Future.