GALT, CA - The city of Galt is taking a close look at the impact of a casino near the area.
Tribal leaders with Wilton Rancheria said they don't own any land, but they want to change that by purchasing land between Elk Grove and Galt on Arno Road and building a 160-acre casino.
"I would think it would be good not only for our business but money would start circulating here in Galt," Taqueria El Rodeo employee Alejandra Duenus said.
Duenus said the entire area needs an economic boost. According to state unemployment numbers, Sacramento's unemployment rate sits at 9.9 percent.
"It's a bad economy," Tribe Chairman Andrew Frankilin said. "They lost Comcast; they lost Pyramid the other day; so we want to create jobs."
Frankilin admits the process for the casino is long. They still must submit an applicatino with federal leaders including the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
If approved, 2,000 new jobs could come to Sacramento County. Tribal leaders said they would like to start construction in 5 to 7 years.