The City of Somerville will hold a community meeting on the state's casino laws with a panel that will include the Massachusetts Gaming Commission ombudsman John Ziemba.
The panel also will include representatives from City Hall.
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone has voiced opposition to a proposed casino in neighboring Everett, and casino developments in general. He was one of the first to sign a petition to get a ballot question seeking a repeal of the state's casino law. The ballot question was rejected by Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office.
In a statement, Curtatone said the meeting will give residents an opportunity to become more familiar with the state's casino law, and the process for negotiated mitigation with communities impacted by casino development. The meeting will not focus on specific projects.
"Regardless of personal opinions about casinos, it's important for us to become well-versed in the current laws governing the creation of casinos in Massachusetts and the impact of those laws on our community," Curtatone said in a written statement.
The meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School auditorium at 50 Cross St.