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A Strong Partnership

The City of Taunton and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe are working cooperatively to create a first-class destination resort casino that will be a source of pride, accomplishment, and revenue. The Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Tribe and the City of Taunton was executed on July 10, 2012.

Our shared priorities…

  • Unprecedented job creation and economic development
  • Revenue of constituent services
  • Commitment to the highest level of public safety
  • Commitment to education, and the wherewithal to make a difference

The public input…

  • Referendum overwhelmingly approved by 63% of voters in June of 2012.
  • Open House for Taunton residents held on May 5, 2012.
  • Public Hearings for the NEPA and MEPA processes held in June and July of 2012.
  • Compact signed between the Tribe and Governor Deval Patrick and delivered to Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior.
  • Compact went on to be passed by the state legislature and then moved to the U.S. Department of the Interior where it was deemed approved.
  • The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announced the publication of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) in June 2013.
  • Massachussetts Senate approves, signs, and releases the revised Tribe/State Compact in November 2013.
  • The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) was submitted to the Massachussets Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), starting a 30-day public comment period in December 2014.