Rizzo to gather community input on Suffolk Downs mitigation

REVERE – In conjunction with the Office of Community Development and Planning and the City Council, Mayor Daniel Rizzo of Revere will begin gathering input from the community regarding the mitigation process that is ongoing between the city of Revere and Suffolk Downs through a number of public meetings and online information submissions.

Over the next two months, residents can express their ideas on what they would like to see improved. The Director of Economic Development John Festa, and City Council President Richard Penta will be present to take input and suggestions from the community.

“We must ensure that every member of the community has a voice in the process and for that reason we will be out there in the neighborhoods soliciting input,” explained Rizzo in a press release.

“We have the opportunity to revitalize our economy and create new jobs by welcoming the Casino and Gaming industries to begin development in Revere. By opening Revere to new business opportunities within these industries, we can generate essential tax revenue while satisfying our city’s growing employment demands.”

A community impact agreement must be signed between the city of Revere and Suffolk Downs before construction begins on a possible casino. Within the agreement the host community has the ability to make specific one time infrastructure and development requests of the developer.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • February 9th, Paul Revere School Gymnasium at 6:00pm for residents of Wards 3 & 5.

  • February 11th, Police Department Community Room at 4:00pm for residents of Wards 1 & 2.

  • February 23rd, Legion Building on Broadway at 6:00pm for residents of Wards 4 & 6

Residents can also submit input by emailing the Mayor’s Office at revere_mayor@revere.og. Mayor Rizzo would like to know each resident’s top five investment priorities.

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