Elem Pomo Tribe seeks study of housing at ancestral site

The Elem Pomo Tribe of California might file a lawsuit if a housing project on Rattlesnake Island, the ancestral Pomo village, wins approval.

The tribe opposes development at the 12,000-year-old site. The entire 58-acre island is owned by John Nady, who wants to build two cabins and a standalone bathroom there.

The Lake County Planning Commission will consider a "declaration" to allow the work at a meeting on Thursday. The tribe says the county needs to order a environmental impact report.

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Rattlesnake Island plans to be considered (The Lake County Record-Bee 5/12)

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