Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts cast the deciding vote to defeat the controversial gaming licence application on South Surrey lands.
The final decision came on the weekend after 13 hours of a gruelling public hearing over two nights.
According to Mayor Dianne Watts, she voted for the proposal to succeed three years ago because ?public support was evident. This time around, she said South Surrey residents solidly opposed it and so she supports the residents with her vote.
This casino application for political and economic reasons had the full support of the mayor and her council members from day one, hence the reason for Minister Rich Coleman's anger and disgust.
It is apparent that at the end of it all Watts got a case of political "cold feet" and she pulled her support.
Orvis Noel, Surrey