you are not responding to the original writer. THis is from www.buffalo.com
Keep casino away from homes, school
The location being considered for the casino at Transit and Pleasantview roads is directly across from Hillview Elementary School. Behind the school is a residential section of Lancaster, and next to the proposed casino site is a residential section of Depew.
Are we expected to believe there's not a more suitable site for the casino than directly across from an elementary school and adjacent to two primarily residential areas? There is so much land available for development within the City of Buffalo. The Senecas don't want the historic, one-of-a-kind Central Terminal in the city for $1, but they want to pay millions for land and homes in Cheektowaga? Why is this? What is their motivation? Is their goal to see our way of life destroyed?
This plan will benefit a select few, such as Russell Salvatore. The Senecas will buy his home at a gain of $285,000, and his restaurant and hotel are located just a half mile away. This location benefits Salvatore, the Senecas and the Town of Cheektowaga, which gets the money from the casino while the residents of Depew, Lancaster, Bowmansville and Williamsville have to deal with all the negatives - the traffic impact on an already overburdened Transit Road, decreased property values and crime. There are no Cheektowaga residents adjacent to the proposed casino site.
Albany has sold out the residents of Western New York by circumventing the law and the wishes of the people to bring casino gambling here. If the people and the Legislature wanted casino gambling, the lawful process to legalize it in New York State would have been followed. But it is obvious the voters would never approve legalize gambling.