Update: MassGaming to hold ‘public input’ meetings in Boston regarding Mohegan Sun MA, Wynn MA LLC casino proposals

WHO: Members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, representatives from resort-casino applicants Mohegan Sun MA and Wynn MA LLC; members of the public

WHAT: The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will host two public input meetings as a means to facilitate public discussion in regards to the recently submitted Category 1 or resort-casino applications for Region A (Eastern Massachusetts).  The purpose of these meetings is to provide community members, in both host communities and potential surrounding communities, an opportunity to provide feedback to the Commission in the early stages of the ‘Evaluation Process’.

From its inception, MassGaming has committed to ensuring an open, transparent and participatory process.  To that end, there will be three primary opportunities for interested parties to offer comment to the Commission about pending gaming applications.

  • Written Comments: First, on an ongoing basis, people may
    submit written comments to MassGaming via email at mgccomments@state.ma.us.
  • Public Input Meetings: Second, MassGaming will convene a series of public input meetings in communities adjacent to the proposed host communities for resort-casino proposals. The Commission respectfully requests that speakers either reside in or have a direct affiliation with the a host community or one of the potential surrounding communities to the particular applicant.
  • Host Community Meeting: Third, MassGaming will convene public hearings on each application in the proposed host communities. UPDATE: The host community meetings scheduled for April 7th in Revere and April 8th in Everett have been POSTPONED. Details to follow.

UPDATE: For a complete list of agenda items, please visit the Meeting Notifications & Agenda page at MassGaming.com. MassGaming will not provide a LIVE STREAM for these meetings. In addition, community members are invited to follow along with live meeting updates by connecting with the Commission on Twitter, @MassGamingComm.

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 4:00pm
Mohegan Sun MA proposal

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:00pm
Wynn MA LLC proposal

WHERE: Boston Convention Center, 415 Summer Street, Room 104, Boston, MA

GUIDELINES: Those who wish to submit written comments relative to the upcoming public input meetings may do so by sending an email to mgccomments@state.ma.us with the town name in the subject line.

All comments received via email will be distributed to the Commission for their review. Public officials, representatives of interested parties and members of the communities who wish to address the Commission at one of the scheduled public input meetings should send an email to the above address with ‘Request to address the Commission/date’ in the subject line.  In the body of the email, the Commission respectfully requests that you include your town of residence.

In order to use the available time most efficiently, the Commission reserves the right to limit the amount of time for speakers depending on attendance at the meetings and also requests that speakers are limited to the region regarding these specific resort-casino applications.

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