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Fort Dodge Workers to Get Paid for Casino Rally

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Fort Dodge is paying its city employees to rally for a casino, according to the Fort Dodge Messenger. State gambling officials take a tour of Fort Dodge Wednesday and the city will pay workers who want to go to the rally to greet them. The workers aren’t required to go, according to city leaders.

What do you think? Should taxpayers pay city workers to go to this rally during their work hours? Is this the proper us of tax money or should city workers take vacation time or make up the time they miss some other time to go to this rally? Or do you think city workers should help lobby for the casino since it could bring hundreds of jobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars to town?

8 comments

  • Anonymous

    OMG, the gambling thugs have stooped to a new low. Just how far will they go to spread these seeds of addiction into their neighbors houses. If they will pay employees to attend just imagine what lengths they will go to in an effort to addict even greater numbers. Citizens, Gambling is an insidious disease. It eats away at the soul like a cancer. Stop the continued proliferation now. Just say no.
    Bill3320 Des Moines

  • Alex Freed

    Iowa Code section 68A.505 prohibits the expenditure of public moneys for political purposes.

    The City of Fort Dodge and its City Manager, David Fierke, is in violation of Iowa Code section 68A.505 – Use of Public Resources for a Political Purpose.

  • Alex Freed

    Fort Dodge City Manager, David Fierke, is allocating city taxpayer dollars to pay city employees to influence the vote of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to support granting of a gaming license for the casino proposal in Fort Dodge. The five members of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission will visit the site of the proposed casino on Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

  • Mitch Henry

    Did the Fort Dodge City Manager offer city employees time off with pay to protest against the casino proposal? Many local residents oppose the casino proposal in Fort Dodge.

  • Anonymous

    Governor Chet Culver received over $82,000.00 from backers of the casino proposal in Fort Dodge between 2007 – 2009.

  • Anonymous

    Governor Chet Culver received over $82,000.00 from backers of the casino proposal in Fort Dodge between 2007 – 2009.

    $27,750.00 Bonnie Campbell, Spokesperson & Attorney for Peninsula Gaming LLC
    $11,500.00 Steve Daniel, CEO & President Webster County Gaming
    $11,000.00 Peninsula Gaming PAC
    $10,000.00 Brent Stevens, CEO & Chairman Peninsula Gaming LLC

  • Mitch Henry

    Gambling Forum: The Economic & Social Impact of Gambling

    Date: Monday, April 26th
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Location: Polk County Central Senior Community Center
    Address: 2008 Forest Ave., Des Moines
    (Corner of Forest Ave. & Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.)

    Parking available in parking lot located south of the Community Center building

    Refreshments will be provided

    Contact: Mitch Henry
    515-729-4662
    NoCasinoIowa@aol.com

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