“It’s completely skewed toward the developers, they’re being given another cut at the apple,” Palleiko said. “It’s bad public policy. They are throwing towns into the deep end and saying, ‘Go deal with these billionaires on your own.’ ”
Dykema said she is hearing a lot of frustration from people in Hopkinton and Holliston about the lack of information being made available about the Milford proposal.
“There is a fixed time frame,” she said. “Every day that goes by is one less day available to study the impact of this proposal.”
Dykema said she has asked a representative from the Gaming Commission to conduct a community forum in the Milford area at which residents can get procedural questions answered. She said a date is being worked out with the commission.
“One of my concerns is that we don’t have accurate information,” she said.
The Milford proposal is competing against a proposal from Caesars Entertainment for Suffolk Downs in East Boston, and an application from Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn for industrial land in East Boston.
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