Dec. 21, 2018: Notice of non-gaming fee to trust 5.23 ac.
May 2, 2018: Riggs v. BIA
BIA’s renewed decision to take the land into trust for the Sycuan Band, reached in November 2015, also failed to address the private landowners’ claims that the acquisition shouldn’t include the easements, and the board again sent the case back to the agency for reconsideration.
Nov. 30, 2015: New Notice of Decision on 17.5 Ac. FTT
The new NOD still usurpes the easement belonging to private property owners.
Sept. 15, 2015: Proposed Expansion
Proposed under the terms of the 1999 Tribal State Compact and Local MOU with County of San Diego 2012
August 21, 2015: IBIA Ruling on 17.5 Ac
IBIA vacates the Regional Directors Decision
October 2013: Dehesa Valley Community Council and Mr. and Mrs. Riggs v Pacific Regional Director
17.51 Ac. easement issues
August 25, 2013: Appeal of 17.51 ac.
August 1, 2013: Notice of Decision 17.51 ac.
17.51 ac. transferred into trust
Jan. 10, 2013: San diego Gas & electric Co. v BIA
flawed ER overlooked easements
Jan. 10, 2013: DEHESA Valley Community Council, Inc. V. Pacific Regional Director Bureau of Indian Affairs
Docket No. IBIA - Pre docketing Notice to Show Cause
Dec. 26, 2012: IBIA Response to Pacific Regional Office
Does the Pacific Regional Office have authority to grant and extension of time to file?
Dec. 19-2012: Dehesa Valley Community Council IBIA Appeal letter
March 13, 2012: Brown withdraws opposition of Sycuan Fee To Trust Application
October 19, 2012: Notice of Decision 1400 ac.
July 5, 2012: DVCC Writes to Secretary of the Interior
The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court made clear the comments of citizens must be addressed.
June 1, 2012: Sycuan FONSI
FONSI 1357 ac.
Dec. 7, 2011: Sycuan Trust Application 1,357 ac.
Jan. 2, 2012: Sycuan/San Diego County Agreement
October 18, 2011: Fee to Trust 17 ac.
Nov. 18, 2011: Governor's Letter of Comment
Oct. 27, 2011: Map of Sycuan Proposed Expansion
Sept. 16, 2011: Notice of Intent to transfer land into trust
1,356 ac.
Sept. 13, 2011: Sweetwater Authority
Comments From James L. Smyth, General manager, Sweetwater Authority on the Final Environmental Assessment, Proposed Sycuan Fee to trust Project.
Sept. 12, 2011: San Diego County Letter of Comment
September 8, 2011: Letter of Comment
Dehesa Valley Community Council Comments on the Sycuan fee to trust 1,359 ac.
August 12, 2011 Sycuan Final EA 30 day comment period
30 days to comment on final Environmental Assessment non gaming?
August 16, 2010: Dehesa Valley- comment letter
This letter is in response and opposition to the "notice of (Non-Gaming) Land Acquisition Application" (Notice) seeking acceptance of title to Assessor's Parcel No. 513-11O~14 and 513·11()"16 in trust by the United States of American for the Sycuan Band of Indians ofCalifomia. Approximately 48.64 acres, the property is located on the southeast comer oftbe intersection of Dehesa Road and Harbison Canyon Road
July 22, 2010: Notice of Acquisition Sycuan 48.64 acres
Oct. 8, 2009: Supervisor Jacob to Dale Morris
Oct. 8, 2009: Department of Fish and Game Comment onEA
Re: Notice of Availability and Public Open House Announcement for the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Fee-to-Trust Draft EA (SCH# 2009091026), San Diego County, California
Oct. 8, 2009: U.S. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Comment on EA
October 8, 2009: Governor Comments on Sycuan Land Acquisition (1,966 ac.)
Oct. 8, 2009: Endangered Habitats League comment EA
Oct. 8, 2009: Sup. Jacob Comments on Sycuan Fee to Trust
Oct. 7, 2009: Supervisor Ron Robert to Dale Morris
Support if there is a Binding Mitigation Agreement
Oct. 7, 2009: San Diego County Comments on EA
Oct. 5, 2009: Crest,Dehesa, Granite Hills, Harbinson Canyon Planning Group -Comments on Sycuan EA
Oct. 5, 2009: Dehesa Valley Community Council Comments on EA
Sept. 30, 2009: Congressman Hunter to Sec. Salazar
Regarding the Sycuan EA for almost 2000 ac. of additional lands.
August 11, 2009: Conservation Biology Institute Comment on EA
July 16, 2009 ltr to Congressman Duncan Hunter
Requesting assistance to ensure that proposed acquisition will be processed as a gaming acquisition.
June 2009: Letter to Regional Director Dale Morris, BIA
Stand Up for California writes requesting the applications be processed as gaming acquisitions. The BIA must consider all reasonably foreseeable land uses including gaming before agreeing to accept land into trust for a tribe.
June 2009: Sloan Canyon Resort Proposed Land Use
May 2009: Notice of Land Acquistion activated from 2003
It is questionable if a new notice will be sent.
Nov. 14, 2008: Scyuan disturbed by Planning Groups disregard of the MOU
The MOU is neither binding or enforceable.
Sept. 12, 2008: Potential Non-Compliance with Gaming Ordinance
Stand Up For California to the NIGC
May 12, 2008: Asst. Sec. of the Interior to Congressman Duncan Hunter
We understand that the Dehesa Community is very unhappy with what it is calling the "bait and switch" tactic employed by the Tribe. Although we understand the Community's concern, once land is taken into trust, the Department is not authorized to reconsider its decision because land cannot be taken out of trust without Congressional authorization. In addition, current land acquisition regulations in 25 CFR Part 151 do not authorize the Department to impose restrictions on a Tribe's future use ofland which has been taken into trust. See City of Lincoln, Oregon v. Portland Area Director, 33 IBfA 102 (1999).
Lenore Property: Notice of Non Gaming Land Acquisition Application
Feb. 26, 2007: Sycuan hi-jacks citizens web site
My firm has been retained to represent the unincorporated association RAGE, Residents Against Gaming Expansion. As you well know, RAGE has developed a website under the domain name Its domain name was filed on January 5, 2007. Yours,, was filed on February 5, 2007.
March 1, 2007: Sycuan Responds to Citizens Complaint
Thus, we fail to see how Sycuan's use of violates your client's rights under the federal trademark laws, Any state common law claims likely would fail for similar reasons,
Feb. 19, 2007: Sycuan ltr to San Diego Union Tribune
Tribe responds to article requesting the amending of the Tribes gaming compact.
First Two Sections of Application
Feb. 6, 2007: Sycuan to Dehesa Valley Community Council
Sycuan disagrees with Stand Up For California's presentation of the recently amended yet to be ratified tribal state compact.
Jan. 29, 2007: Sycuan to Congressman Hunter
The Tribe calls false the recent allegations of bait and switch of land taken into trust for housing that ended up being used for a parking structure to enhance the casino.
Dec. 19, 2006: Crest, Dehesa, Granite Hills, Harbison Canyon letter to Sycuan
Planning group wishes to improve the current MOU that is nothing more than unenforceable promises.
Dec. 15, 2006: Wally Riggs responds to Sycuan's letter
Wally Riggs responds to Chairman Tuckers letter negative letter
Oct. 24, 2006: Amend the New Sycuan Compact
Stand Up For California writes to request assistance from Supervisor Jacob
Aug. 30, 2006: Amendment to 2006 Tribal Gaming Compact
March 3, 2006: Sycuan Deputization Agreement
Federal Tribal Officers
Jan. 10, 2006: Dehesa Valley community Council to Congressman Hunter
Potential "Bait and Switch", land for housing used for gaming.
Dec. 22, 2005: Notice of Decision
The above-described real property contains 2.26 acres, more or less, is contiguous to the exterior boundaries of the Sycuan Reservation; and is commonly referred to as Assessor's Parcel Number 513-073-17. -
April 14, 2003: Sycuan revenue and distribution
May 14, 2002: Notice of Decision - US Dept. of the Interior
Acceptance of land into trust
Jan. 22, 2001: Grant Deed for new lands into trust
APN: 513-072-07 -21 -22 -23 -24
Sycuan 1997 IBIA Appeal on Fee To Trust
Dec. 27, 1875: Executive Mansion and Map of Reservation
April 17, 1875: Deeds - Formal Allotments and Assignees

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