Several council members who approved the rezoning said they based their vote strictly on zoning rules, and said the vote was not about gambling, casinos or the environment at this point.Of course, not everyone sees it that way. Renata MacDougal, a resident of Spanish Lake who lives near the proposed casino location, was particularly upset by the vote of Michael O'Mara, a council representative from Florrissant.
Backers of the project have said it will create construction and service jobs and supply needed tax revenue.
"The construction of this project will put thousands of people back to work," said Mayor Robert Lowery of Florissant. "There are a lot of people in need of this project."
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