City Council Vice President Bud Williams has pleasantly surprised me. He is absolutely right in wanting to know how many people from Springfield will be hired by the casino. Just about every other so-called minority leader or lobby has simply asked how many people from minority groups will work at the casino. I do not see the management hurriedly answering Williams' concern, which should be the major concern for everyone.
I am suspicious of the hiring pattern of casinos. Look at Foxwoods. Anyone can see, even if it is not politically correct to say it, that many of the employees appear to be of Korean ancestry. I think it is a safe bet that not many of them lived in the area.
MGM plans to buy some of the apartment buildings across the street. That is an ideal location for imported employees on section 8 housing. I hope that Williams pursues this issue because if he does not noone else will.