BIA seeks closure of troubled mobile home park
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking a federal judge to shut down a mobile home park on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation.

Government lawyers say living and safety conditions at the Desert Mobile Home Park are inadequate. They said Harvey Duro Sr., a tribal member who owns the park, has failed to live up to a 2004 court agreement to fix the facility.

"More than three years have passed ... and Mr. Duro has failed to comply with his court-ordered duties," court papers cited by The Riverside Press-Enterprise state. "The residents of the trailer park continue to live in an environment that jeopardizes their welfare due to inadequate sewage systems, impure water, and a jerry-rigged electrical supply."

The park is home to more than 2,000 people.

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Court papers target conditions at Thermal mobile-home park (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 9/18)
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Relevant Links:
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians - http://www.torresmartinez.org

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