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Hot Topics > Tribal Land Acquisition and Expansion

POLO believes one of the biggest challenges we face today to the quality of life we all enjoy in the Santa Ynez Valley is the desired tribal land expansion through flawed federal laws governing tribal land acquisition or fee-to-trust.

According to the 1999 Tribal-State Gaming Compact entered into by the Santa Ynez Band of Mission/Chumash Indians that is in effect until 2020: They are allowed up to two gaming facilities on Indian lands as lawfully allowed under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Through our research over the last several years, we have documented the devastating effects of tribal land expansion/annexations across the country and we are very concerned about the future of this valley if the tribes’ land expansion is allowed to proceed under current federal policies governing tribal land acquisition and development. For more information visit "A Letter From POLO"

Visit the links below to
learn more about this
nationwide concern.

Letter From P.O.L.O.

Legal Documents

How We Got To
Where We Are Today

Governor Schwarzenegger's Letter

P.O.L.O. Position on Annexation

Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Meeting
October 5, 2005 Transcript
Item #2 - Chumash Land Use

WATCH March 20th Town Hall Meeting

Introduction
Professor John Kindt on Gambling Economics
Update on Federal Lawsuit

For the full transcript of the February 27th
Second Meeting on Gaming Expansion: CLICK HERE.

To view the trancsript of February 13th's
initial meeting on Gaming Expansion: CLICK HERE.

To view Vincent Armenta's statement: CLICK HERE.
NEW!

5,000 Slots Not Rumor!

Spreading misinformation in hopes to silence residents

Read more . . .

"Sound Familiar?"
Signs studding Highway 16 as it winds into the valley display homegrown venom toward changes wrought by the massive resort and the steady stream of gamblers who can double the local population on any given day -- or night.
Read more . . .
The tribes new LLC Act Passed in December 2006. Federico's, Royal Scandinavian Inn, McCormix Gas Station will be held under this new LLC.  This is not a traditional LLC. This is a tribal LLC.
Read more . . .
WEEKLY UPDATES:
ARTICLE OF THE WEEK:
“Does CA Need More Casinos?”
The Governor's gaming expansion proposals have nothing to do with social justice and everything to do with boosting the profits of select tribes that, in some cases and under the cloak of national sovereignty, operate like rapacious, privately held corporations.
Read more . . .

"QUOTABLE QUOTES":

“Every tribe asked for 5,000 or more machines as did ours.”

“The negotiations between the tribe and the State of California and few people in here have acknowledged it today are between a tribal sovereign government and the government of the State of California.”

“But as we, in the future, go into our negotiations, we will notify the county.”

“[Individuals] They don’t know the facts behind the document. Nor will they have the privilege to have those facts. As I said, the conversations are with the tribe and the governor and the tribe will include the county when that time comes.”

“We’ll continue to talk about negotiations. It’s in the best interest of our tribe to talk about negotiations. We will through time and time again have conversations about expansion and we’re going to continue to do it as a tribal government because that’s our right – and we’re going to do it. Tribes throughout the United States are doing it.”

-Vincent Armenta, Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band
Statement to Board of Supervisors, February 13, 2007 Hearing

CHECK IT OUT:


1)Editor Draws Tribe's Wrath

2)Blood Feuds Over Lineage

3)A Life of Payouts, Not Handouts

4)Tribes Watch Their Own Casinos

INFORMATIVE REPORTS:

If you want to know what the Indian Gaming Industry is doing to our state,

GAMBLING IN THE GOLDEN STATE:
http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/06/04/06-004.pdf

Rancho Mirage Opposes New Casino Compact for Agua Caliente

View Fox Informative Report

BILL MOYERS - CAPITOL CRIMES
View the investigative report by Bill Moyers on the Jack Ambramoff Scandal involving members of Congress and $70 million in Tribal Interests.

View PBS Special.

Dark Days For Bureau Of Indian Affairs:
Special Report with Armen Keteyian

Ex-Official Tells CBS News Of Widespread Corruption Inside Agency.
View Report.

Click here for investigative videos and other related stories.

The Rules of the Game
A Native American tribe's dreams of prosperity clash with small town values in Rohnert Park, California.

View video here.

NATIONAL SCOPE BINDERS:

The National Scope section of our web site is to provide a monthly "binder" of just a
few of the hundreds of articles, editorials, and reports POLO receives every month.

The contents of these binders illustrate the enormous problem we face NATIONALLY with tribal sovereignty, tribal land acquisition and the mass development that inevitably ensues.

Click here to view articles of National Scope.


P.O.L.O. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. P.O.L.O. was founded in 2002 for the purpose of being an advocacy group for the preservation of Los Olivos and the Santa Ynez Valley.
 
 
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