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Timbisha Shoshone

Dec 19 2019. Extension to Feb 2020
US District Court Civil Docket
June 3, 2019: Press Release
May 16, 2019: Timbisha Shoshone v. U.S. Department of the Interior
The Timbisha Shoshone are alleging that the DOI illegally failed to take land into trust for the tribe’s casino project while waiting for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to weigh in on the plan.
December 19, 2017: Timbisha Shoshone- Indian Law Resource Center FOIA Complaint
Seeking information regarding a Timbisha Shoshone Tribe leadership row, the Indian Law Resource Center filed a lawsuit Tuesday urging a D.C. federal judge to force the federal government to turn over records that it said were either improperly kept from the organization or redacted.  The Freedom of Information Act suit was lobbed against the Office of Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, Pacific Regional Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of the Solicitor of the DOI.
Dec. 20, 2018: Termination Letter of Sale of City Property
Dec. 19, 2018: Resolution 18-85 - Terminate Purchase Agreement for Casino Site
Passed with a 5-0 vote
October 12, 2018: Dept. of the Interior Response Letter
Sept. 27, 2018: Letter from DOI to Chairman Gholston
MAY 31, 2018: Kern County Grand Jury Report on Ridgecrest Proposed Casino
The Grand Jury interviewed City Attorney, City Manager and issued this report. Citizens alleged multiple violations of the Brown Act by City Officials and potential corruption. It is unknown if the Grand Jury reviewed city council meeting video or interviewed others.
January 24, 2018: NAWSCL Casino Teir Response
Jan. 30, 2018: Kern County Planning Comments on TEIR
Comments on water and includes a memo from the County Sheriff on the increase in crime. Council members and the public are seeing this letter for the very first time. 4-30-18
April 25, 2018: Stand Up For California to SOI Ryan Zinke
NEPA Review
April 3, 2018: Stand Up and Citizens Letter to Secretary Zinke
March 21, 2018: Minute Order NO. 18-02 approval of the City Manager to travel to DC with the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe
March 19, 2009: NIGC Refusal to Review 2008 Development Agreement
April 2, 2018: Neel vs Ridgecrest
Complaint Signed
March 27, 2018: FOIA Response
Email exchanges between the Tribe, the City and the BIA
March 27, 2018: Investing in Indian Casinos Pamphlet
February 4, 2018: Stand Up and Citizens Letter to Secretary Zinke
December 2017: FOIA Response
October 2017 FOIA Reply: Ex. A - HOMELAND ACT
October 20, 2016: Purchase Agreement - Casino Property
Seller: Successor Agency to Ridgecrest Redevelopment Agency Buyer: Global Enterprise Investment Ridgcrest LLC 26.48 ac in the City of Ridgecrest Business Park
September 7, 2016: Resolution No. 16-98
Approving Real Estate Purchase
June 1, 2016: Municipal Service Agreement between Tribe and City of
June 1, 2016: Resolution 16-60 Approving MSA
Approving MSA
April 20, 2016: Proposed MSA - City of Ridgecrest and the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe
Casino Development
Feb. 12, 2015: Oversight Board Agenda - China Lake Properties and Ridgecrest Business Park
LAND SALE FOR CASINO The basic info is on page 48-51 and a copy of the legal agreement is on pages 78-111.
August 27, 2013: NIGC Review of Development Agreement
Sept. 6, 2011: Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Attached is an August 8, 2011 filing that discusses the Tribe and Investors relationship.
May 16, 2011: Order Denying Motion
Internal Leadership Dispute continues.
Nov. 3, 2009: Timbisha Shoshone v. Defendants
While to plaintiffs have clearly made the case that the tribe is suffering harm, the court is without jurisdiction to rule.
Oct. 13, 2009: Memorandum of Points and Authorities
Solid reasons why the court must intervene and rule on the merits of the issue.
October 7, 2009: Defendants Opposition
Court lacks jurisdiction over plaintiffs cause of action - (in other words, the court cannot review the complaint on its merits).
Sept.14,2009: Plantiffs Motion
Defendants Kennedy Esteves Refuse to abide by tribal law and attempt to install a rogue tribal government
Complaint Hesperica Citizens v City of Hesperia.pdf
miss-use of redevelopment properties
April 26, 2005 Judgment Granting Peremptory Writ of Mandate.pdf
August 19, 2004: NIGC Letter
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe and Tinaldo Corp.
Jan 12, 2004 Concerned Citizens Against the Casino to Sen. Feinstein and Sec Norton.pdf
January 8, 2004: NIGC Approval of Timbisha Gaming Ordinance
Approval Letter
Dec. 18, 2003 Prehistory of Timbisha - Sunderland.pdf
Dec. 10, 2003 Office of Solicitor Clarification of Rights of Timbisha Shoshone New Homelands
Nov. 21, 2003 Timbisha Ltr from Council to Members.pdf
Nov. 13, 2003 IBIA Timbisah Recognized Council.pdf
Oct. 30, 2003 US DOI Ltr to Chairperson Summers.pdf
Sept. 29, 2003 Stand Up For California to Mayor Nowicki.pdf
Aug. 25, 2003 Special Joint Meeting City of Hesperia Agenda.pdf
Aug. 1, 2003 City of Hesperia Press Release Announces Casino Agreement
May 3, 2003 Part 1- Timbisha Shoshone Project Meeting.pdf
Management/Development Agreement: The document is prepared by the developers, Rinaldo Corporation, a Missouri Corporation.
May 3, 2003 Part 2 Timbisha Meeting
Management/Development Agreement
May 3, 2003 Summary of Meeting CD minutes.pdf
2000: Timbisha Shoshone Homeland Act - S. 2102
1938 Steward Shoshone Records
April 25, 2019: Email Chain between City and BIA -Termination of Land Sale

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