Selma voters reject card space

A new cardroom for the community of Selma was proposed for the Legends cafe. Voters

A new cardroom for the community of Selma was proposed for the Legends cafe. Voters shot it down.

printed on November 5, 2020 – 3:00 PM
Written by The Business enterprise Journal Team

It appears to be like there are no card rooms in the playing cards for the community of Selma.

Not enough voters in Selma voted Tuesday for Evaluate L, a accredited cardroom constitution amendment that would have authorized cardrooms to operate in the metropolis.

In accordance to the most new final results from the Fresno County Registrar of Voters, out of a whole of 5,374 votes cast relating to Measure L, 63.2% of Selma voters voted against it — 3,397 votes.

For the measure to go, 50% + 1 of the vote was required.

Proposed by Dwight Nelson, owner of Selma Automobile Shopping mall, Legends Tap Dwelling and Grill and the Vacation Inn in Selma, all underneath The Nelson Team, wanted to offer a different avenue of enjoyment for grownups and lead tax profits of all over $1 million on a yearly basis for the Selma Law enforcement Office to hire much more officers.

In December 2019, the Selma Town Council unanimously voted to place Evaluate L on the ballot to check with voters to approve a licensed cardroom, or gambling institution, at one particular single spot in the city’s Regional Professional Zone.

The cardroom would have been in a transformed banquet room of 4,000 sq. ft in the Legends Tap Household and would have suit 30 gaming tables and make use of about 160 men and women.

“Measure L was all about supplying additional funding to the Metropolis of Selma, to give elevated police security for the community and youth courses for Selma,” said Amber Nelson Billingsley, marketing and advertising director for the Nelson Team. “The criminal offense concern in Selma above the earlier quite a few years is what established this motion.  The local community has turned down the idea and we can only hope there is likely to be a Program B to halting Selma Criminal offense.”