City leaders to mull amendment to allow casinos
WAVELAND — Mayor David Garcia said city officials will consider amending the city’s charter to allow casinos.
The mayor told the Sun Herald that officials are exploring all options to bring revenue to the struggling city, which doesn’t permit casinos under its present charter.
The issue could surface at the Sept. 6 council meeting, the mayor said. The city has furloughed 44 workers, and laid off other employees and implemented salary reductions over the last few weeks to help meet a budget shortfall. Last week, city officials said Waveland’s general fund was more than $500,000 overdrawn.
The proposal would have to be advertised and public hearings would be required, Garcia said.
The mayor said no casino companies have yet approached the city about setting up shop.
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