Lytton Band to pay more than $1M to cover land-into-trust bid

The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians has agreed to pay more than $1 million to offset the impacts of its land-into-trust bid.

The tribe will pay $500,000 over 10 years to the Windsor Fire Protection District. The tribe also agreed to put $425,000 into the district's general fund over the same period and to pay a fee of $750 for every home built on a 124-acre parcel.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has completed an environmental assessment of the tribe's land-into-trust application and has issued a finding of no significant impact for the project. A final decision on the application hasn't been made and the payments kick on only if the land is placed in trust.

The tribe was terminated by an act of Congress and was restored to federal recognition in 1991 following litigation.

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Tribe pays Windsor fire department to offset housing project impact (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 6/27)

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