SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Some East County residents think it's gambling with public safety and they are still pushing hard to stop the new "Hollywood Casino," slated for the Jamul Indian Village, from opening.
At Thursday's meeting, the Jamul Action Committee recharged casino opponents - including County Board Supervisor, Diane Jacob.
"I tend to hold the leadership of the Jamul Indian Village and state officials responsible for the reckless decisions," said Jacob.
At issue is the casino which sits on a State Route 94 - a two lane highway. The casino only had one traffic light built, and families said having one light is reckless if an estimated 9,000 cars are to travel the road each day.
"Even if the casino opens I am going to mandate the roads are safe," said Darla Kasmedo, a Jamul Action Committee member.
Residents are also worried about the alcohol license and driving on a road that Caltrans reportedly gave an F-grade.
In statement, the Jamul Indian Village Chairperson, Erica Pinto said: "we have long maintained that we are committed to being good neighbors and have agreed to millions in improving area roadways with both Caltrans and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors."
The Jamul Action Committed reported the group had five pending lawsuits - some of those are hung up on appeals.
The Jamul Indian Village is a tribe of the Kumeyaay Indians. The casino plans to have 1,700 slot machines and create more than 2,000 jobs.
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