Between 200- 300 people attended the Casino Town Hall Meeting sponsored by NABR, the Multi-Community Alliance, Representative Youngblood and others. Read PhillyIMC’s coverage here. By all accounts, there were no reasons to be happy about casinos coming to Philadelphia. Vern Anastasio launched a new site: www.nowaterfrontcasino.com. Write Governor Rendell (and while you’re at it, write all our elected officials- you can do it at Hallwatch) and ask him to slow down development of Philly’s riverfront until we have a development plan that includes citizen input. This is a crucial issue that will effect Philadelphia forever. Waterfronts have been developed innovatively all over the world, in ways that increase property values and attract new residents. We have not begun to explore alternatives to casinos on our river.