Pechanga Band dedicates $4M to address impact of casino

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians will direct $4.5 million to the city of Temecula, California, to address the impacts of its casino.

The city will use $4 million for interchange improvements near the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Another $500,000 will be used for two sheriff’s deputies to patrol the area near the casino.

The tribe and the city are also working to resolve their differences over a gaming agreement that promises the city about $2 million a year. The city took the tribe to federal court but the lawsuit was dismissed.

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Pechanga donates more than $4 million (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 5/3)
Thaw comes in Temecula-Pechanga relations as two sides work to put litigation behind them (The Temecula Valley News 4/29)

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