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File #: 22-738    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/7/2022 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 7/12/2022 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Response to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Invitation to Provide Comment on the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians Land Acquisition Application
Sponsors: Administrative Office
Attachments: 1. Letter re Robinson Rancheria Land into Trust Application 7-12-2022
Memorandum


Date: July 12, 2022

To: The Honorable Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Susan Parker, County Administrative Officer

Subject: Consideration of Response to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Invitation to Provide Comment on the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians Land Acquisition Application

Executive Summary:
On June 17, 2022, the County received a Notice of Non-Gaming Land Acquisition Application from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Bureau) inviting comments on the application by Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians (Tribe) to place 14 parcels into trust. These parcels represent a total of 845 acres including APN's: 004-016-41; 004-021-08; 004-021-15; 004-022-08; 201-111-02; 201-111-03; 201-121-01; 201-121-02; 201-131-01; 201-131-02; 201-141-03; 201-141-04; 201-141-05; 201-141-06.

County staff has identified three parcels (004-021-08; 004-021-15; 004-022-08) listed on the application that have raised concerns of potential unintended consequences involving the Middle Creek Flood Damage and Ecosystem Restoration Project. These parcels are within the project boundaries and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has indicated there is some uncertainty as to how this restoration project will move forward when parcels are taken into trust.

A letter responding to the Bureau's inquiries is now before your Board for its consideration.


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Recommended Action: Staff recommends that your Board approve the proposed response to the Bureau's invitation to provide comments, authorizing the Chair to sign...

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