About 100 people turned out Thursday night at a Santa Ynez Valley Coalition community information meeting addressing the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ effort to have the tribe’s Camp 4 property taken into federal trust. (Click here to read full article)
The Santa Ynez Valley Coalition will host a community meeting Thursday, April 27, to update area residents on recent federal and local developments regarding the fee-to-trust transfer of the Camp 4 property from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to the federal government. (Click here to read full article)
Community Meeting on Camp 4 To Be Hosted by the Santa Ynez Valley Coalition
April 27 Event Will Update Community on Efforts to Reverse Camp 4’s “Fee-to-Trust” Transfer
(Santa Ynez, Calif.) The Santa Ynez Valley Coalition, a broad-based community organization of concerned citizens will host a community meeting on Thursday, April 27th to update area residents on several recent federal and local developments regarding the “Fee to Trust” transfer of the Camp 4 property. The public will also be afforded an opportunity to ask questions at this meeting.
The Santa Ynez Valley Coalition opposes the “Fee to Trust” transfer of Camp 4 property and works to ensure that all residents of the Santa Ynez Valley have a voice in all land use decisions.
Federal action to take the 1,400-acre agriculturally-zoned Camp 4 property into Trust on behalf of the Chumash Tribe would give the Tribe the ability to commercially develop this land in any manner it sees fit irrespective of local land-use plans. That federal action is under challenge in federal court. [Read more…]
Two Santa Ynez Valley residents have filed a brief asking the U.S. Department of the Interior assistant secretary of Indian Affairs to pull the land called Camp 4 out of federal trust and convey ownership back to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.
In their brief filed March 20, Brian and Suzanne Kramer allege the Jan. 19 decision to take the land into trust for the tribe is not final because it was challenged by them and two others — Lewis P. Geyser and Robert B. Corlett — within the allowed appeal period. (Click here to read full article)