County withdraws opposition to Chumash casino liquor license

The board of supervisors in Santa Barbara County, California, withdrew its opposition to a liquor license at the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.

The tribe agreed to 18 conditions that address concerns raised by the county. Although the issue remains controversial, the supervisors voted 3-2 to drop a protest with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

The tribe is transferring an existing license to the Chumash Casino Hotel and Resort in order to serve liquor in a cafe, a restaurant and the hotel. Alcohol will remain off limits on the gaming floor.

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