The 5,000 Slots is not “RUMOR!”
Some are hoping to spread misinformation so Valley residents grow silent
Excerpts from September 16, 2006 General Council Meeting
“We have been asked to participate with the tribes seeking re-negotiated compacts…The tribes are, San Mamrel, Agua Caliente, Morongo, Sycuan and Pecbanga. The negotiations are for more machines and more time. That was the same approach we took. We met with the Governor’s office but there has been no progress yet. These negotiations are to have no effect on our 1999 compact but simply seek additional machines and time. We are asking for 5000 machines and a 10 year extension on our compact . . . This is what we’ve been trying to get from the Governor. We have received several letters of support for this re-negotiation and we will be sending our term sheet back to the Governor in the next couple of weeks. There is no way we can accommodate 5,000 machines without some expansion but we may be able to within ten years. There is an expansion study being done now.
Santa Ynez General Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 16, 2006