Friday, October 1, 2010

City of Temecula to File LAWSUIT Against Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians for Failure to PAY

The latest news of Pechanga's failure to live up to its agreements.   The City of Temecula should no longer patronize the casino, hold events there, spend ANY city money and request their workers to do the same.

From the site: Having failed to broker a late-hour deal, the city of Temecula this afternoon will file a lawsuit against the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians seeking money to cover the impact the tribe's casino has on city services, Mayor Jeff Comerchero said.
The City Council voted in August to pursue legal action against the tribe. City officials said the tribe failed to pay a scheduled $2 million payment by June 30 as part of a long-term agreement intended to cover the cost of providing police and other services to Pechanga Resort & Casino.

Tribal leaders said the agreement wasn't official until talks with Riverside County concluded. Following the council's vote to go to court, Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro called the city's actions absurd.

Pechanga is well known for terminating 25% of its tribe via disenrollment.
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