Thanks for reporting the news about the mayor’s idea to try to bring a casino to Lake Wales. I agreed with your editorial that said we should use this discussion to talk about ways to improve the downtown area.
I can’t tell you how against the casino idea I was but I do have a question.
I know the community didn’t like the idea of turning the hotel into a casino but what exactly are we going to do with that building? It is sort of embarrassing that the first thing you see when you drive into town is that dilapidated building. What is the city doing to make that situation better? Although I am glad the casino idea got shot down I find it amazing that none of the mayor’s colleagues stepped up to the plate with other ideas. Are our city commissioners out of ideas or do they just not care?