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Chumash Tribe to respond to concerns about casino expansion


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The Chumash Casino Resort. Photo from Facebook

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California says it will respond to concerns being raised about its $160 million expansion project.

The fire, planning, public works and sheriff's departments in Santa Barbara County wrote letters to the tribe regarding the expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort. Harsh words were reserved for plans to add a 12-story hotel with 215 rooms to the facility.

The hotel tower is “patently inconsistent with and destructive” to the local character, planning director Glenn Russell said in his letter, The Santa Barbara Independent reported.

Chairman Vincent Armenta told the paper that the tribe will issue a final report on the project after addressing the concerns.


The color-shaded areas show the additional parking, hotel and casino spaces that are included in the $160 million expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort. Image from www.chumashee.com

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