Pinoleville Pomo Nation, whose chairman is in our HALL OF SHAME for exterminating the family who GOT THEIR TRIBAL RIGHTS BACK, is working to form an Ad Hoc committee to negotiate a memorandum of understanding for their proposed casino.
Look HERE for some history of Pinoleville. Pinoleville has communication problems with their own membership. Here's an example from one of our comments:
I am a member of Pinoleville, and the SAD thing is that I had to find all this information on the Internet. I have not received a newsletter or anything in over a couple years. It is very hard for us members that live afar and do not have transportation to get to our monthly meetings. And even if we can't, our Chairperson should do what is right and make sure that ALL tribal members get meeting minutes or any type of correspondence to keep the communication going amongst tribal members that live afar. I mean in 2003 we were provided transportation and lodging to make sure we made it to the Membership meeting which included voting for our Chairperson and counsel. And have never been offered the help for any other meetings. After that it's like we don't matter. But REALLY, what do we do?
Mendocino Supervisors, will you stand up for the rights of the Tillie Hardwick family? Will you stand for JUSTICE?
Mendocino County BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA – APRIL 26, 2011
Item 8(b)Presentation by Pinoleville Pomo Nation Tribal Representatives and Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Formation of an Ad Hoc Committee to Negotiate Terms of a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Their Proposed Casino Development and Gaming Venture – Sponsoring Department: County Counsel
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The County has been approached again by representatives from the Pinoleville Pomo Nation who have requested that the County engage in discussions regarding their proposed casino development and gaming venture that is to be located on North State Street (former site of Ken Fowler Auto Center). By way of background, in March 2009, the Pinoleville Pomo Nation entered into a Tribal Gaming Compact Agreement with the State of California. This compact was ultimately rejected by the BIA.
The Tribe is now in the process of negotiating a new compact with the State. Once a new agreement is reached with the State and approved by the BIA, the Tribe will be required to meet and confer with the affected local agencies to agree on mitigation of offsite impacts that will occur as a result of the gaming venture. Today, the Tribe will present their proposed plan. It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors form an Ad Hoc Committee now, consisting of two Supervisors who will ultimately work with the Tribe to negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding. It is further recommended that Supervisors Brown and McCowen be appointed to the Ad Hoc Committee as they are currently involved with the Coyote Valley Casino expansion Ad Hoc and have familiarity with the issues. Once an agreement is tentatively reached, it will be brought forward to the entire Board for consideration.
SAY NO TO PINOLEVILLE