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Staff Recommends Coastal Commission Object to Trinidad Hotel Project

Elaine Weinreb March 30, 2019

California Coastal Commission staff issued a highly critical report on the Trinidad Rancheria's plans for a new hotel on the bluffs of Scenic Drive near Cher-Ae Heights Casino and is recommending the commission object to the project's tentative approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

The 28-page document criticized the Rancheria for failing to provide sufficient data on many issues, including the hotel's water supply.

Although the Trinidad Rancheria Economic Development Corporation (TREDC) hopes to purchase water from the city of Trinidad for the hotel, the city has not agreed to supply this water because it does not not know if its own limited water supply will be adequate for future needs. The Coastal Act requires that adequate public services be available for planned development.

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