The Tribe applied to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for the Camp 4 property to be acquired by the federal government and held in Trust for their exclusive use. The BIA has administratively approved this application, and the matter is currently under appeal and is the subject of pending litigation.
If this federal process succeeds, County and state planning, zoning and land use laws and regulation will no longer apply to the Camp 4 property.
In the closing hours of the Obama Administration in early 2017, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) took action allowing the Chumash Tribe to include Camp 4 in their reservation. That administrative action is under challenge both administratively and in the federal courts. In fact, Santa Barbara County filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block this BIA’s action.