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Chumash Camp 4 land trust bill dead after Senate adjourns with no action

JAN. 4, 2019 SANTA MARIA TIMES Mike Hodgson

 

Congress adjourned Thursday without the Senate taking a vote on House Resolution 1491, which would have confirmed the federal government’s decision to take the Camp 4 property into trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.


The failure to act prior to the final adjournment of the 115th Congress means the bill died, and it’s unclear whether a new version will be introduced in the 116th Congress.


Although such a bill would essentially put an end to any appeals of the decision to place Camp 4 into federal trust, its need has been questioned by some because the county has already reached an agreement with the Chumash tribe on the site’s development.
Under the current plan, the Chumash will build 143 homes and a 12,000-square-foot tribal center on the property.

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