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At the Village Board of Trustees meeting on August 16, several Lombard business owners voiced concerns that the Village’s video gaming ban negatively affects their businesses.
Additionally, a petition was presented with 140 resident signatures in support of video gaming in Lombard. In response to the requests of business owners and residents, the Village Board announced on September 20 that video gaming will be discussed with resident committee members at upcoming meetings.
Video gaming will be discussed at the Finance and Administration Committee on October 22, the Public Safety and Transportation Committee on November 7, the Economic & Community Development Committee on November 12 or December 10 (to be determined) and the Community Relations Committee on November 12 or December 10 (to be determined). The discussions will be limited to each committee’s purview and will help to gauge community interest in the potential implementation of video gaming. Committee recommendations will be provided to the Village Board for consideration. No formal date or timeline for consideration of this matter has been established.
In addition to consideration from a business responsive perspective, video gaming will also be considered from a budgetary standpoint. The Village continues to face a long term budget deficit due to unfunded State mandates and exploring alternative revenue options is in line with Lombard’s Long Range Plan.
For a FAQ, updates and information visit www.villageoflombard.org/videogaming. Contact Communications Coordinator Avis Meade at (630)620-5718 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.