PDT Richmond, Calif. (AP) –
A Contra Costa County judge has upheld a ballot argument against a proposed Las Vegas-style casino in Richmond.
Superior Court Judge Barry Baskin said Monday the statements made by opponents of the casino are not false or misleading. Those statements will appear on a ballot measure that will gauge support for the $1.2 billion casino proposal among Richmond residents.
In their argument against the measure, opponents say there is no guarantee that locals would be hired to work at the casino. They also describe the potential jobs as low wage.
Richmond resident Don Gosney petitioned the court last week to delete the statements, saying they were false.
The casino has been proposed by a Northern California American Indian tribe.