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No word on casino, or was there? Stephens’ emotional speech hints at approval

Jessica Weston January 16, 2020 A teary-eyed Mayor Pro Tem Lindsey Stephens comments on “decisions made this evening” which she says will mar the future of Ridgecrest and the base. After speaking, Stephens left the meeting to celebrate her youngest daughter’s birthday.

It was a night for passionate rhetoric at the Ridgecrest City Council Wednesday. First casino supporters and opponents alike spoke up with intensity prior to a closed session featuring two casino-related items on the agenda.

Then, after an announcement from City Attorney Keith Lemieux that no action was taken on the items, Mayor Pro Tem Lindsey Stephens surprised everyone with an emotional speech in which she seemed to hint that the project was moving forward against her will.

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