BIA still reviewing Soboba Band casino land-into-trust bid

The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to hold another public meeting on land-into-trust application submitted by the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.

The tribe wants 535 acres placed in trust. The existing Soboba Casino will be moved to the new site.

The BIA published a draft environmental impact statement in July 2009 but no decision has been made.

Get the Story:
Residents share concerns about proposed Soboba resort (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 4/18)

Federal Register Notice:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians' Proposed 534-Acre Trust Acquisition and Casino Project, Riverside County, California (July 3, 2009)

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