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Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria

July 2014: Application for Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief of County of Napa, City of American Canyon
Napa County Farm Bureau, Napa Valley Grape Growers and Napa Valley Winegrowers
May 2012: Stop the Casino on 101 Files Complaint
March 27, 2012: Graton Tribal State Compact
Compact is signed - not ratified - hearing scheduled Tuesday May 1, 2012 AB 517
Feb. 17, 2011: Center for Biological Diversity
Letter of comment in federal rulemaking, rule should also apply to tribal governments.
Jan. 25, 2011: Letter to the Governor
We urge you to challenge the wrongful assertion of Indian sovereignty over this state-governed site and to refuse to grant the Graton a compact to operate there.
Oct. 1, 2010: NIGC Approval letter for Class II management Contract
August 17, 2010: Huffman Requests Governor Oppose Casino
June 30, 2010: Looming Deadline - Graton
Stand Up For California cites another egregious example of an abuse of "restored lands" for a class III casino in California. There is a need for federal legislation.
May 26, 2010: DOI on Carcieri
The Department is committed to Indian tribes and the land into trust process. The Secretary and I remain in full support of the pending legislation. We hope Congress acts quickly to pass this legislation to reaffirm the Secretary's authority to take land into trust for tribes.
Feb. 8, 2010: Letter to Asst. Sec. Echo Hawk
Chairman of the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria does not appear to be of ANY Indian ancestry.
Nov. 12, 2009: Stop the Casino on 101
Stop the Casino 101 Coalition is a non-sectarian, multi-cultural group founded in August, 2003, by thousands of concerned Sonoma County, CA citizens in response to plans by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria to build a massive, 760,000 square foot Las Vegas-style urban casino on the outskirts of the City of Rohnert Park. We are writing to urge you to reconsider your position on a so-called “Carcieri Fix”.
August 5, 2009: Sonoma LAFCO Agency Formation Commission
The Commission encourages urban development in cities rather than in unincorporated territory. Additionally, the Commission believes that there are efficiencies of scale and opportunities to encourage well-planned and phased development by permitting interim Outside Service Area Agreements, rather than requiring immediate annexation, when a documented threat to the public health or safety exists.
Jan. 2009: Amended Complaint
June 2008: Stop the Casino 101 v. Secretary of the Interior
A Complaint over the approval of transferring fee land into trust for the Federated Miwok of the Graton Rancheria
May 2008: Stand Up For California - Amend Restoration Act
April 2008: Graton Lands approved for trust
Determination letter by Asst. Secretary of the Interior Carl Artman.
April 2008: Federal Register - Graton fee to trust application
May 2007: City of Rohnert Park Comments-DEIS
May 2007: Sonoma County BOS comment on DEIS
BOS attachment A
BOS attachment B
May 2007: Concerned Citizens of Rohnert Park Comment -DEIS
May 2006: Governor Responds to NIGC Request
The Governor was requested to assist in the determination of restored lands for the Federate Miwok of the Graton Rancheria in the location of the City of Rohnert Park.
March 15, 2005: Security Exchange Commission 10K Stations
Transfer of 100 million dollars to SC Sonoma Development LLC Purchase of the land?
Dec. 2004: Sonoma County Transportation Authority
Requests the Governor refrain from compact negotiations until a comprehensive view can be made of the proposed project and the EIS.
April 14, 2003: Articles of Organization for LLC
SC Sonoma Development LLC - California Secretary of State
Memorandum decision.pdf

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