A group of Ankeny, Iowa residents gathered at the public library on Monday to begin a drive to collect 6,600 signatures to protest against a recent measure by the city council to support efforts by a groupd called Wild Rose Entertainment which hopes to build a $150 million casino in the Des Moines suburb.
The group knows that the signatures don't have any binding authority with the city council but want to be sure to have their voices of discontent heard.
I can't blame them. Even though some argue that casinos can be an economic benefit, I certainly wouldn't want one in my neighborhood either.
What do you think? Would it bother you to have a casino down the street or do you see the economic benefits as being more important?