Wednesday, February 09, 2005

In the press

Good Morning! If you didn't see yesterday's Contra Costa Times, here's part of it:
But Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, said the limit should be the 1,200 to 1,500 "gaming positions" the tribe proposed in its 1999 application to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs asking the U.S. government to take the tribe's 91/2-acre San Pablo property into trust to enable gaming.

"The fact is that the Lytton Band received special consideration from the BIA and the Congress," Hancock said. "There was a commitment made, but when the time came to negotiate the compact, the community was presented with a 5,000-slot-machine compact."

Hancock said she wants a scaled-down project to be "clearly stated ... in a renegotiated compact." She also seeks elimination of a provision in the latest compact that would allow the tribe to initiate renegotiation of the number of slot machines in 2008.

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