BIA threatens action against mobile home park

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is considering action against the owner of a mobile-home park on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California.

The BIA went to the Desert Mobile Home Park, also known as Duroville, and found overcrowded homes, unsafe drinking water, sewage leaking and electrical problems. "We may be in court very soon," BIA superintendent Jim Fletcher told The Riverside Press-Enterprise.

Henry Duro, a tribal member who owns the park, is required to make improvements as part of a settlement in federal court. But he says the BIA hasn't told him which guidelines to follow.

More than 2,,000 people live at the park.

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Problems persist at mobile-home park on desert Indian reservation, inspectors say (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 8/1)
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Decision on desert trailer park due next week (The Los Angeles Times 8/1)
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Relevant Links:
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians - http://www.torresmartinez.org

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