Santa Barbara County has solidified its opposition to efforts by the Chumash tribe to create a new, 1400 acre reservation in the Santa Ynez Valley.
The tribe says it wants to build some homes, and perhaps a museum, and tribal headquarters on the property. Neighbors worry it could become the site for a new mega casino.
The tribe is now trying to get federal designation of the land as reservation property.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco reports hundreds of people were on hand for a County Board of Supervisors meeting in which the board outlined the strategy it will take with the federal government in opposing the proposal.
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