No more ‘bites of the apple’ on the Richmond casino
1/20/2022, 6 p.m.
Re “Councilwoman Trammell takes steps toward 2nd referendum on city casino,” Free Press Jan. 13-15 edition:
I see where Richmond City Councilwoman Reva Trammell formally introduced a resolution to revive Richmond’s casino referendum.
How can this be?
Even though I was a proponent for the casino, I was resigned to the fact that the voters have spoken, thus ending this idea.
Councilwoman Trammell is trying to defy the will of the voters and bring this up again. This is not how democracy works. This, to me, is double dipping when you do not like a decision rendered by the voters. No matter how large or small the margin of victory or defeat, the outcome still stands. One does not get another bite of the apple if you do not like or agree with the majority of the voters.
The voters have spoken.
This topic should have been put to rest and not revisited due to Councilwoman Trammell’s displeasure with the majority of voters.
ERNEST PARKER JR.