The announcement says Massachusetts Gaming Commission Ombudsman John Ziemba will give a presentation about aspects of casino laws, such as host community status, surrounding community status and mitigation for communities affected by casinos.
The meeting "will not focus on specific proposed casino projects in Massachusetts or advocating for or against casinos. Instead, city officials hope to gain a better understanding of the casino law and its potential impacts, and to educate the public about the law," the announcement says.
That said, the topic is of interest to Somerville residents due to a casino proposal in Everett, on Somerville's doorstep. Somerville's mayor, Joseph Curtatone, has spoken forcefully against the proposal.
Monday's meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School auditorium, 50 Cross St.
More on the Everett casino proposal
- Gaming Commission Punts on Everett Casino Dispute, Until Friday
- Curtatone Talks Casinos and Political Future on NECN
- Somerville Mayor Pushes for Anti-Casino Ballot Question
- Neighboring Charlestown Scrutinizes Everett Casino Proposal
- Curtatone on Everett Casino: 'I Have a Deep and Grave Concern'
- Everett Voters Approve Casino at Somerville's Doorstep
- Casinos: Majority of Somerville Reps Against Them