City seeks delay in Soboba Band land-into-trust
The city council in San Jacinto, California, is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs delay consideration of the land-into-trust application filed by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians.

The tribe is seeking to have 535 acres placed in trust. The land is adjacent to the reservation.

The city says law enforcement and public safety issues should be addressed before action is taken on the application. The reservation has been the site of three fatal shootings between tribal members and Riverside County Sheriff's deputies.

Get the Story:
San Jacinto seeks to stop Soboba reservation expansion, citing public safety (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 7/2)

Federal Register Notice:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians' Proposed Trust Acquisition and Casino/Hotel Project, City of San Jacinto, Riverside County, CA (December 14, 2007)

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