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Santa Ynez Chumash

January 21, 2021: Santa Ynez Chumash NOD for 2.11 acres
September 30, 2020: Dept. of the Interior takes Camp 4 into Trust
April 2, 2019: ASIA Reversal in Chumash
RJN ISO Motion to Dismiss
February 25, 2019: ASIA Decision Signed
Reaffirmed and approved anew
Feb 13, 2019: Crawford v Secretary of the Interior
Dept of Interior transferred land illegally. Principal Deputy Roberts lacked authority to make the decision to transfer the land.
Jan. 3, 2019: Chumash bill trampling Santa Ynez private property rights and local control again defeated
May 15, 2018: Santa Barbara v. IBIA -- Dismissed
January 19, 2017: Larry Roberts Signed Notice of Decision
October 31, 2017: Interior Sec. 81 Approval Letter
Agreement between the County of Santa Barbara and The Santa Ynez Chumash Tribe
Oct. 30, 2017: Letter to Board of Supervisors - Oppose MOU with Chumash
October 4, 2017 : Santa Ynez- Chumash USDC Central District Complaint by Geyser
September 2017: Memorandum of Agreement
This Memorandum of Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into by and between the County of Santa Barbara (the "County") and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (the "Tribe") (referred to herein collectively as "the Parties" and to as each as "Party"). The terms "County" and "Tribe" as used herein shall include the Parties' governmental entities, departments and officials otherwise stated.
Jan. 28, 2017: Santa Barbara County v. Department of the Interior
April 1, 2016: Entry of Appearance for Santa Ynez Chumash
March 2016: County of Santa Barbara v. Pacific Regional Director Bureau of Indian Affairs
2-16-16 Appeal and Statment of Reasons SB v. Regional Director .pdf
Feb. 16, 2016: Notice of Decision 2.13 ac taken into Trust
Jan. 13, 2016: Proposed MOU - work in process
Dec. 31, 2015: Santa Ynez Valley Concerned Citizens v. Assistant Secretary BIA
This file also contains, No More Slots, Santa Ynez Valley Alliance and Kramer Opening Briefs.
Nov. 4, 2015: Letter from Chairman Armenta
October 14, 2015: Order Dismissing Shepherd Appeal
Sept. 4, 2015: Motion to Resume the Briefing
August 28, 2015: Save the Valley Motion to Intervene
August 24, 2015: Supplemental Notice of Non-Gaming Acquisition 2.11 AC
August 21, 2015: Fee to Trust 2.11 Ac.
June 30, 2015: Newhall Ranch Opinion
Chumash opposed housing development in Los Angeles County
Jan. 30. 2015: Asst. Sec. Washburn Assumes Jurisdiction of Camp 4 Appeals
June 27, 2015: Opening Brief Geyser /Corlett.pdf
Jan. 30. 2015: Appeal by Santa Ynez Valley Concerned Citizens
Jan. 29, 2015: Appeal by Crawford-Hall, Lucas Ranch LLC and Holy Cow Performance Horses LLC
Jan. 22, 2015: Geyser Appeal 1400 ac.
Jan 21, 2015: County of Santa Barbara Notice of Appeal Points and Authorities
Jan. 20, 2015: Polo Appeal 1400 ac.
Jan. 6. 2015: Notice of Appeal - Kramer
Appeal on Camp 4
Dec. 24, 2014: Notice of Decision - Camp 4 Taken into Trust
Dec. 15, 2014: Santa Barbara County Sheriff Protest Letter for ABC License
Nov. 14, 2014: Santa Barbara County to BIA RE: FONSI on Camp 4
October 24, 2014: Notice of Availability - Camp Four
Notice of Availability FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR THE PROPOSED TRUST ACQUISITION OF FIVE PARCELS KNOWN AS THE CAMP 4 PROPERTY SANTA YNEZ BAND OF CHUMASH INDIANS SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), determining that the proposed trust acquisition of 5 parcels encompassing a total of approximately 1,433 acres (the site), by the United States for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians (Tribe) will not result in significant effects to the quality of the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. The BIA’s determination is based upon the analysis in the Environmental Assessment and Final Environmental Assessment, consideration of comments received during the public review periods, and the implementation of mitigation measures. To allow for public review, no decision will be made during a period of 30-days beyond the signing of the FONSI.
August 14, 2014: Governor Brown Comments on Chumash EE
August 14, 2014: Concerned Citizens of Santa Ynez Comment on EE
August 14, 2014: Comment Letter - California Coastal Protection Network
Casino Expansion
August 13, 2014: Santa Barbara Comments Chumash Casino Expansion EE
August 11, 2014: Comment Chumash EE by Attorney James Marino
July 15, 2014: EE Chumash Casino Hotel Expansion
Comments Due: August 14, 2014 The proposed project includes an addition up to 215 hotel guest rooms, addition of 584 parking spaces, expansion of the casino area to ease overcrowding and renovation of the existing casino and hotel to address overcrowding and circulation issues.
July 14, 2014: Santa Barbara County Comments on Revised EA
July 14, 2014: Concerned Citizens of Santa Ynez comment on revised EA
July 10, 2014: Environmental Defense Center - Comment on Camp 4 EA
June 25, 2014: K. Gray - Comment on Final EA
May 29, 2014: Notice of Final Availability -1400 Ac. EA
June 24, 2014: Congresswoman Capps Requests Extension on Comment Period
June 12, 2014: Alert Water District Users #1
New State Regulations impact the use and quality of water in Santa Ynez
June 9, 2014: FOIA Appeal Decision
June 3, 2014: BIA Letter to Congresswoman Capps and Senator Feinstein
March 7 2014: is the date of this letter, however for some reason it was not received and brought to the attention of the Congresswoman until just a few days ago.
June 3, 2014: Polo, Posy v. Pacific Regional Director
IBIA ruling to approve the Fee to Trust of the 6.9 ac.
August 15, 2014: Santa Barbara Response to EE
Casino Expansion
May 28, 2014: Final EA 1400 ac. in Santa Ynez
Comments due June 30, 2014 Volume I - Volume II - Notice of Action -
May 20, 2014: Open Letter to Congress woman Capps
This letter appeared in the Washington Times, Roll Call and The Hill The Chumash have taken the fight public.
May 14, 2014: Congressman Cole and Congresswoman Mc Collum
Support HR 3313 They are not even from California!
April 4, 2014: County of Santa Barbara Agricultural Advisory Meeting
71-AP-37 Camp 4 Letter Consider the letter of December 2, 2013 from the committee to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians regarding their failure to assume a Williamson Act contract, determine if the violation of Uniform Rule 6-2A still exists, and a make a determination of how to proceed. The property is 1,418 acres identified as Assessor’s Parcel Number 141-121-051, 141-140-010, 141- 230-023, 141-240-002, zoned AG-II-100 with an AC Comprehensive Plan designation located at Southeast and Southwest corner of Baseline and Mora Avenues and State Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Area, Third Supervisoral District.
March 21, 2014: Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians notifies the BOS of potential developments
In compliance with its 1999 Tribal State Compact section 10.8 the Tribe writes to provide Santa Barbara County advanced notice of improvement projects.
March 5, 2014: Congresswoman Capps - Oppose HR 3313 and a Hearing
A copy of this letter was sent to several residents in the Santa Ynez Valley
Feb. 4, 2014: FOIA Response: Articles of Organization
Dec. 16, 2013: Supervisor Lavagnino Comments on HR 3313
minority view of the Santa Barbara BOS
Dec. 10, 2013: Santa Ynez Estates Mutual Water Co.
Letter of inquiry to the IBIA regarding recent ruling on "Mootness" on the TCA
Dec. 18, 2013: Santa Ynez Valley Concerned Citizens Letter of Comment on Camp 4
Comment on Re-submitted Application
Dec. 9, 2013: Comments to Resubmitted Fee To Trust Application
The Santa Ynez Chumash have amended their fee to trust application. This is Stand Up For California's letter of comment.
Nov. 19, 2013: Amended 1400 Ac. Fee to Trust
Oct. 31, 2013: SB County CEO response to FTT Applicaiton
Oct. 31, 2013: SUGGESTION OF MOOTNESS to the IBIA from the Chumash
Oct. 30, 2013: Governor Brown - Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians (Camp 4)
Oct. 30, 2013: Congresesman La Malfa - Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indian (Camp 4)
October 28, 2013: IBIA Order to Vacate and Dismiss as Moot
The Tribe has withdrawn the Tribal Consolidation Area Plan and thus there is nothing to rule on.
Oct. 21, 2013: SB County Counsel to Regional Director BIA
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Tribal Land Consolidation and Acquisition Plan and Camp 4 Fee-to-Trust Application
October 17, 2013: SYVCC Comments on the Camp 4 Fee To Trust
October 17, 2013: SUFC Comment Fee to Trust - Camp 4
Stand Up For California comments on Camp 4 Fee to Trust Application by the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians.
October 11, 2013: Chumash Band request withdrawal of TCA
Chairman Armenta presented this letter to the SB BOS stating his Tribe had requested the withdrawal of the Tribal Consolidation Area and further that the Regional Director of the BIA notify the IBIA of the withdrawal
Oct. 10, 2013: Santa Ynez Rancho Estates Mutual Water Co. Inc. - Comment on Fee to Trust
Oct. 7, 2013: EA Comment Letter from County of Santa Barbara
October 4, 2013: Santa Ynez Rancho Estate Mutual Water Co., Inc.
Letter of Comment on Camp 4 EA
October 4, 2013: Santa Ynez Valley Concerned Citizens
Comment on Camp 4 EA
Oct. 4, 2013: Santa Ynez Valley Alliance Comments on Chumash EA
October 2, 2013: Santa Barbara BOS Reply to the IBIA
October 2, 2013: Assembly Member Das Williams
Dear Constituents
October 2013: Sotheby Real Estate Disclosure Santa Ynez Valley
Sept. 26, 2013 IBIA Pre-Docketing Notice Order Consolidating Appeals
Santa Barbara County, Concerned Citizens of the Santa Ynez Valley, Meadowlark Ranches Association and Santa Ynez Valley Association of Realtors, Nancy Crawford Hall, Neighborhood Defense League of California, No More Slots and Preservation of Los Olivos and Preservation of Santa Ynez v Pacfici Regional Director Bureau of Indian Affairs Order for Appellants to Complete Service Order Concerning Service List Order for Administrative Record
2013 - 1999: Chumash Political Contributions to State Officers, Dem's, Rep's and Legislators
Sept. 17, 2013: Santa Ynez App for 1427.78 acres
October 1, 2013: Stand Up For California Letter of Comment on Camp 4 EA
Sept. 30, 2013: Congresswoman Lois Capps Requests Extension for comment period on Fee To Trust Application
Sept. 26, 2013: BIA FOIA Response to Chumash Participation in California Fee to Trust Consortium
Sept. 20, 2013: Meadowlark Ranch Association, Concerned Citizens of Santa Ynez and Santa Ynez Realtors Assocition appeal the TCA
Sept. 20, 2013: Sen. Feinstein & Rep. Capps send Letter to Director Black of the BIA
Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Capps request clarification on the impacts of a Tribal Consolidation Area for the Santa Ynez Mission Indians of Santa Ynez
Sept.13, 2013: Meadow Lark Homeowner Association Plea to Governor Jerry Brown
Please take the appropriate action to protect our property rights from this unlawful taking. The BIA needs to be controlled or disbanded if they continue to act like they have acted in this instance
September 18, 2013: FOIA Appeal on Chumash TCA Documents
Sept. 12,2013: BIA FOIA Response
Request any and all documentation submitted to the BIA for approval and designation of the Tribal Consolidation Area of 11,500 ac. in Santa Ynez
Sept. 11, 2013: IBIA - Santa Barbara County v. Pacific Regional Office of the BIA
A Challenge to the Tribal Consolidation Plan
Sept. 4, 2013: Notice of Extension on EA for Camp 4
Extension Granted to October 7, 2013
August 28, 2013: FOIA Request Chumash and California Fee To Trust Consortium
Request CFTTC MOU and financial records of Chumash
August 26, 2013: Request for an Extension of 30 Days on EA Deadline
August 20, 2013: Request for Notification
Please add Stand Up For California to the Service List

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