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County to revise letter on Big Valley land trust after comments from tribe

By AIDAN FREEMAN | [email protected] | April 10, 2019

LAKEPORT — The Lake County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to revise a drafted letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior that will comment on the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians’ applications for bringing a total of 21 parcels into land trust.

The board’s decision came after Big Valley Pomo Tribal Administrator Ben Ray III explained that the tribe’s plans for the parcels it is looking to acquire through the DOI’s fee-to-trust program are unrelated to nearby planned commercial development and legal cannabis operations, and gave the board more accurate information about the value of the 21 parcels concerned.

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