EDITOR: Every October, Highway 101 slows to a crawl when the corn maze in Petaluma gets built. As drivers gaze at the maze, they slow down, and the rest must follow suit.

If the Graton casino gets built, it will be just like October, only year-round. The point of having this casino complex (the size of about eight Wal-Marts) is to lure patrons from all over the Bay Area. If its successful, the backups at the corn maze won't even be noticeable.

Write to your representatives and ask that they don't ratify the compact. If it doesn't get ratified, the negotiations begin all over again, and Sonoma County might have a voice against the Las Vegas company behind this mega casino complex. Or maybe we'll all get a nice long look at the corn maze in October.


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