SYVA Urges the Santa Barbara County Board of Trustees to Appeal BIA Decision

In response to the Bureau of Indian Affairs decision to take into trust 6.9 acres in the Township of Santa Ynez on behalf of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians — and in unison with several other local citizens’ groups — the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance has issued a letter to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors urging an appeal to the trusteeship decision due to overwhelmingly negative financial and environmental impacts on the Santa Ynez Valley and County.

Citizens are urged to attend the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on July 10th at 10:00 a.m. in Santa Maria to tell them to appeal the BIA decision to allow the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to add 6.9 acres to their reservation.

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