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County to file letter opposing Chumash Tribe land bid


Santa Barbara County plans to file a letter in opposition to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians' land-into-trust application.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to take 6.9 acres into trust for the tribe. But local non-Indian groups have filed an appeal.

The county can't appeal the decision because it missed the deadline as it was trying to negotiate an agreement to the tribe. But the letter supports the efforts to block the land bid.

Separately, the county has filed a letter against the tribe's 5.8 acre land-into-trust application.

Get the Story:
County to file against annexation (The Santa Maria Times 8/23)

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

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