|Updated: 1/18/2012 5:10 pm
||Published: 1/18/2012 1:16 pm
Congressman John Sullivan delivered the Broken Arrow citizen’s petition against a planned casino in Broken Arrow to the National Indian Gaming Commission on Wednesday.
Sullivan met with NIGC Chairwoman Tracie Stevens to discuss NIGC's role in determining whether the proposed Kialegee Tribal Town casino at the corner of 111th and 129th E Ave would be legally eligible for gaming.
In addition to the petition Congressman Sullivan also provided her with a DVD copy of the Broken Arrow Citizens Against Neighborhood Gaming town hall meeting on January 12, 2012 so she could see the community reaction to the casino first hand.
"I appreciate Chairwoman Stevens' willingness to come to my office and hear our side of the story - this casino has created outrage in the Broken Arrow community, resulting in over 5,000 residents signing a petition opposing its approval. I hand delivered the petition with a firm message that the location of this casino - near churches, schools and neighborhoods - is not in the best interest of our community and sets a dangerous precedent moving forward." Said Sullivan
The Congressman also said he is confident the NIGC will make a decision based on the letter of the law.