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.
In 2016, the Chumash revealed a plan that would include over a million square feet of commercial development for Camp 4. This development would be in clear defiance of local land use plans that were democratically approved by residents.
Also, Santa Barbara County, on behalf of its residents, is currently participating in ongoing discussions with the Tribe to address the legitimate housing and community facility needs in a way that preserves local land-use planning. The Santa Ynez Valley coalition supports solutions to address the tribes stated housing needs.
|WHO:||Santa Ynez Valley Coalition|
|WHEN:||Thursday, April 27|
|WHERE:||Veterans Memorial Hall (Map)|
|1745 Mission Drive|
The event is free and open to the public. All residents are encouraged to attend and learn more about the Camp 4 issue and efforts to preserve local control of land use policies impacting every resident. For more information, please check the Coalition’s website at www.SYVCoalition.com
The mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Coalition is to ensure that Santa Ynez Valley residents have a voice in land use decisions affecting our water, environment, public safety, and economy and opposes “Fee to Trust” efforts by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.
The Santa Ynez Valley Coalition’s member organizations represent the views of thousands of Santa Ynez Valley residents and include Santa Ynez Valley Concerned Citizens, No More Slots, the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance, and the Women’s Environmental Watch.