Mirror Mirror

According to recent census data, roughly 9.000 folks live in Spanish Springs, Nevada — a bedroom community outside of Reno. Not surprisingly, the ever expanding gambling industry — which, I would guess a majority of those 9,000 depend upon for their incomes — has set its sights on building a high-end resort/casino in Spanish Springs. Given that so many Spanish Springs folks work directly or indirectly for the industry, one might have thought: no problem.

Wrong. According to this local news piece, “Spanish Springs Homeowners expressed their concerns against gaming in their neighborhoods….Reasons varying from crime to traffic to drunk driving are all a part of why many Spanish Springs residents do not want a casino near them. Many neighbors say they want gaming to stay in tourist areas and in downtown … not near any neighborhoods.”

This takes NIMBY-ism to a higher level. It’s okay to make our living off a ‘gaming’ industry that generates crime, drunk driving and traffic — not to mention gambling addictions, prostitution, spousal abuse, bankruptcies and more. Just keep our employers — and those who pay our employers — out of our ‘family-oriented’ neighborhoods.

We’re for ‘gaming’ during ‘our shift’ — but we oppose it the rest of our day.

Sounds confusing to me. Wonder how it sounds when the parents in Spanish Springs explain it to their 8 to 10 year olds.

Posted by Doug Smith on October 30, 2005 04:36 PM | Permalink

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