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Opinion
Editorial: Many reasons to oppose trust land bid


"It appears that members of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors are finally waking up to the realities of dealing with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

Board members voted Tuesday to oppose the tribe's request to the federal government to annex 5.81 acres near the Chumash Casino, in large part because tribal officials have not revealed what plans they have for the land, and because putting the land in tribal trust removes it from the county's tax rolls and from the county's regulatory requirements."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Reasons to oppose tribal annexation (The Santa Maria Times 8/11)

Relevant Links:
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians - http://www.santaynezchumash.org

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