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Santa Ynez Valley
P.O. Box 244
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
CAMP 4 & TCA HEARING AT BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
Supervisors will decide if they will (1) oppose the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians (Chumash) application to annex (Fee-to-Trust) the 1400 acre Camp 4 property; and, (2) oppose the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approval of the Chumash 11,500 acre Tribal Land Consolidation and Acquisition Plan (TCA) overlay, which includes Camp 4 and provides a fast-track annexation approval process for Camp 4.
YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED – PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND AND GIVE PHYSICAL WITNESS TO THE SUPERVISORS OF YOUR SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO THE CAMP 4 FTT AND THE TCA.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SPEAK, YOUR PRESENCE WILL SPEAK VOLUMES!
POLO is graciously providing bus transportation to and from the meeting for any who do not wish to drive to Santa Barbara:
Busses will leave Veteran's Hall at 8:15 am
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat on the bus
Board of Supervisor Hearing starts at 9:30 am
We anticipate that it will be done by 12:00 pm, and estimating the busses will be back in the Valley at approximately 1:00 PM.
Informative links with additional data, including copies of FTT application, TCA document, etc. are:
EMAIL your letters of opposition to each supervisor. A sample letter follows, or use your own words.
1st District, Salud Carbajal, Chair
Phone: (805) 568-2186
Fax: (805) 568-2534
Web site: Salud Cabajal
2nd District, Janet Wolf, Supervisor
Phone: (805) 568-2191
Fax: (805 568-2283
Web site: Janet Wolf
3rd District [This covers Santa Ynez Valley], Doreen Farr, Supervisor
Phone: (805) 568-2192
Phone: (805) 686-5095
Fax: (805) 568-2883
Web site: Doreen Farr
Santa Ynez Field Office: 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Fax: (805) 683-8133
4th District, Peter Adam, Supervisor
100 East Locust Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone: (805) 737-7700
Fax: (805) 737-7703
Web site: Peter Adam
5th District, Steve Lavagnino, Vice Chair
511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone: (805) 346-8400
Fax: (805) 346-8404
Web site: Steve Lavagnino
SAMPLE LETTER TO SUPERVISOR. ADD YOUR OWN WORDS, BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS:
Thank you for taking action by Appealing the "TCA" (Tribal Land Consolidation & Acquisition Plan). As you are aware, so far there have been eight other appeals filed by community groups and individuals.
I now urge you to oppose the 1,400 acre fee-to-trust application submitted by the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians (Chumash) for the same reasons you filed the Appeal on the "TCA."
If you do not oppose the 1,400 acre fee-to-trust application, there are grave consequences for property owners and our County. This application includes as its basis the "TCA." Because the County has appealed the "TCA", I am confident that you understand the implications that this TCA, and the 1,400 acre fee-to-trust application have on the County, including the facilitation of future fee-to-trust applications. Since the Santa Ynez Band claim entitlement to all of Santa Barbara County (and in fact, from Morro Bay to Malibu), they could expand the TCA for extensive future fee-to-trust transactions.
As you also know, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the "TCA" with no notification to property owners, or the County. In addition, it is documented that the BIA has routinely "rubber-stamped" and approved fee-to-trust applications all over the state, ignoring the harm to communities and County government. This has to stop.
The Santa Ynez Band is claiming that when land is in federal trust they are allowed unrestricted development. It also appears they will make water claims that could impact not only residents in the Santa Ynez Valley, but also Santa Barbara residents dependent on Valley water. Properties in the TCA overlay area are already devalued.
Our community is counting on your continued leadership to defend our property values, and protect our health and safety.
All we are asking is that the Santa Ynez Chumash follow the same rules we have to follow- NO FEE-TO-TRUST.