Chumash move to dismiss Camp 4 appeals
The five parcels shown here represent the land known as Camp 4, where the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians hope to eventually build a residential development and community facilities.
A legal battle over the federal government’s decision to take more than 1,400 acres of Santa Ynez Valley land into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians took another slow step forward with a motion to dismiss two appeals and an argument opposing the motion filed within two days of each other.
On April 5, attorneys for the Chumash filed a motion asking the acting assistant secretary for Indian affairs to dismiss two appeals of the Jan. 19 decision to take the property known as Camp 4 into trust for the tribe.
The following day, the appellants — Brian and Suzanne Kramer, Lewis P.Geyser and Robert B. Corlett — filed a brief opposing the tribe’s motion.