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Letter: Take poll on Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust application





Letter writer wants county to conduct poll on a land-into-trust application submitted by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians:
I propose a poll or survey be conducted of local citizens with the simple question, “Are you for or against the Chumash removing the Camp 4 land from Santa Barbara County jurisdiction and adding it to their reservation?”

The Board of Supervisors should hear from all of us. One fact is unarguable — the tribe will do what is best for the tribe. The board should do what is best for the all county citizens.

Count me in the opposition.

Get the Story:
Dennis Beebe: Conduct survey on tribe request (The Santa Maria Times 9/6)

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