Monday, June 2, 2008

Temecula AGAINST Pechanga's Land Transfer and Darrell Issa's HR 2963! UPDATE


The City of Temecula has sent a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa in opposition to HR2963, which is a land transfer to the Pechanga Band of Unconstitutional Indians. The reason: Pechanga LIED about their last land transfer, that we discussed HERE. Pechanga said that they wanted the last land transfer to preserve the cultural resources and according the the letter from the city of Temecula:

In 2004, the City was supportive of HR 4908 (Issa) but did request that if in the future the Band's plans for the area changed, the Tribe consult with the City to ensure that all local issues are appropriately addressed. As a result, we are more concerned now because these opens space areas now contain the Pechanga tribe's golf course. These land uses were "wswitched out" irrespective of the representations made in teh federal environmental documentation.

In other words for Pechanga, "a lie is as good as the truth, if you can get someone to believe it."

The city of Temecula believs a strong and accountable enforcement provision is necessary. We've been saying that for quite a while about the Indian Civil Rights Act that Pechanga cares nothing about.

City of Temecula Leaders... won't you join the disenfranchised Pechanga people who have lost their citizenship (not membership) in Pechanga? Or, does it only bother you when a golf course ruins your view? Time to stand up for what is right.

UPDATE: The process calls for Pechanga to get 1200 additional acres from the rest of the United States. Perhaps they should get the parcel reduced by..say..25%, since that is how much they have reduced their tribal citizenship. NO LAND FOR PECHANGA until they restore the civil rights they took away from the people.

Contact Info for Darrell Issa:

San Diego County Office1800 Thibodo Road, #310Vista, CA 92081phone: 760-599-5000 fax: 760-599-1178

Washington D.C. Office211 Cannon HouseOffice BuildingWashington, DC 20515phone: 202-225-3906 fax: 202-225-3303

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