The Kenosha City Council gave preliminary approval Thursday night to an agreement with the Menominee Indian Tribe that could help pave the way for the development of a $350 million casino/hotel complex.
The vote was 12 to 3.
Alderman Dave Mau voted no because he was uncomfortable with the city sanctioning a specific business venture. Alderman Kelly Mackay’s ‘no’ vote was based on his opposition to gambling. Alderwoman Holly Kangas said she supported the casino, but said the process was moving too quickly since the release just this week of the proposed deal. “I have received calls from people that say they think this is not open and transparent government. And that’s the last thing we would want to appears as,” she said.