Can a casino really be built within ½-mile from a school?
YES! If it’s “tribal lands”!
OPEN LETTER TO THE CITIZENS OF SONOMA COUNTY:
UPHOLD THE COUNTY GENERAL PLAN AND PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS, QUALITY OF LIFE
AND PROPERTY VALUES!
COUNTY GENERAL PLAN
exists to guide development in the county as the citizens’ desire, to conserve
our natural resources and preserve the unique, natural beauty that is
Sonoma County. It DOES NOT exist to be manipulated, disregarded
or compromised each time a developer or special interest group wants to
exploit the resources of our county for financial or personal gain at the
expense of the rest ofits citizens.
CURRENTLY, Native American groups in Sonoma County, empowered by Proposition 1A and financed byOut-of-State syndicates are planning to construct casinos and residential developments that are not consistent with the Sonoma County General Plan.Some such developments are being designed with open disregard to the environment, neighbors’ rights and the General Plan.
CASE IN POINT:
The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians, backed by a wealthy group of Philadelphia investors, have secretly been planning a non-compliant residential and tribal development on a 50-acre parcel near Windsor they wish to purchase that contains one of the last Oak Forests in Sonoma County. That development calls for the construction of 50 to 97 homes, an office building, a ceremonial building, water well field and an on-site sewage treatment plant on land that is zoned for only 10 houses and has severe limitations for septic disposal.Construction of an on-site sewage plant on this site will result in effluent discharge across adjacent private properties into local creeks and eventually the Russian River.Such a development will destroy existing wetlands, native plant species and wildlife habitat, unique to Sonoma County.This project will also decrease the value of nearby homes and properties.The Lyttons have advised the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors that they want this site to be made “tribal lands” and create a “sovereign nation” because they cannot develop this parcel as they desire, under the established rules and regulations of the Sonoma County General Plan -- The same rules and regulations that all citizens of Sonoma County abide by. We have no objections to the Lytton Pomos moving to West Windsor as long as the development is compliant with Sonoma County’s General Plan.In fact, if they comply, we will be the first to welcome them.
The Lyttons’ attorney has stated in the press that if they do not get State approval for Las Vegas-style gambling at its San Pablo location, they will look for another Casino Location in Sonoma County Along the 101 Corridor.
YOU CAN DO:
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has before them a Resolution which states that they will use whatever means possible, legal and/or regulatory, to oppose any action ofthe Federal Government taking into trust ANY NEW TRIBAL LAND acquisitions in the county that do not abide by the regulations set forth in the County’sGeneral Plan.
HELP PROTECT OUR COUNTY FROM DAMAGING, NON-COMPLIANT DEVELOPMENT AND PRESERVE YOUR RIGHTS AS A PROPERTY OWNER AND CITIZEN OF SONOMA COUNTY.
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BY JUNE 10TH AND LET THEM KNOW YOU
SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION AND WANT YOUR RIGHTS PROTECTED!
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors(707) 565-2241
575 Administration Drive, Room 100A
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403-2887
IF THIS CAN HAPPEN IN WINDSOR,
IT CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE IN SONOMA COUNTY!
Paid for by
WINDSOR WEST RESIDENTS
AND CONCERNED CITIZENS OF SONOMA COUNTY
more information on the Resolution, contact our website at