Friday, August 19, 2011

Why Pechanga Chairman Macarro can't be believed on the Liberty Quarry issue

OP: Pechanga LIED when they told the Interior that they wanted 296 acres to maintain cultural significance to tribal life. There were very few tribal golfers back then, and fewer good ones. Article

Silver said tribes sometimes lose sight of that goal once a fee-to-trust transfer is approved. He cited the Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians' application to transfer of 296 acres into fee-to-trust in Temecula as an example: According to its stated purpose at the time, the tribe wanted to maintain existing cultural resources and native vegetation of cultural significance to tribal life, Silver said. Pechanga asserted in its application that given the "vast occurrence of cultural resources found on the site, no development is proposed." Based on that assurance, the Bureau of Indian affairs concluded in March 2001 that the proposed annexation would not harm the environment.

By early 2007, however, the tribe was building a golf course on a portion of the land, Silver said. "This golf course development was especially troubling given the parcel's location within...the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan," Silver said. The majority of the 296.29 acres had been designated potentially sensitive habitat.

In response, Pechanga's General Counsel John Macarro, wrote, "Once the land is placed in trust, a tribe has complete zoning and planning authority over it and can change land uses just as a county or city can change or update its general plan or zoning designations." Meaning: Just because we said we wanted to maintain cultural sites and don't propose development if you just give us the land free, doesn't mean we can't put a golf course there.

13 comments:

O Pechanga said...

Sorry for the format of the post. I am on vacation AND REPOSTED FROM MY PHONE.

'aamokat said...

We don't even have to twist or make up what the Macarro brothers say as their words speak for themselves.

John Macarro says that once the tribe has the land in trust, then they can do anything they want with it despite past promises to do no changes to it.

Pechanga's General Counsel John Macarro, wrote, "Once the land is placed in trust, a tribe has complete zoning and planning authority over it and can change land uses just as a county or city can change or update its general plan or zoning designations."

Below is brother Mark making the promise to not develop the land.

from the United States congressional record on April 17, 2002.


Mr. Hayworth. Thank you, Mr. Avery.
Chairman Macarro, does the Pechanga Tribe have any plans
for development of any kind on the Great Oak Ranch property?

Mr. Macarro. No, we don't. As stated in our application to
Interior/BIA, we stated or have designated there is no change
of use in the property, and the intended use and purpose is to
preserve and protect the resources that are there.


Mr. Hayworth. Without objection, we would welcome that.
Just one follow-up, and for purposes of the record, Mr.
Chairman, does the tribe plan to use the Great Oak Ranch for
gaming purposes or any purposes other than what you have just
outlined?

Mr. Macarro. No, the tribe does not

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_house_hearings&docid=f:78759.wais

Anonymous said...

John Macarro didn’t he get caught using a tribal credit card for his personal use. Is that embezzlement and why does he still have a job. Wouldn’t anyone else be fired or charges brought up on them. He doesn’t have an elected position so why does he have access to a tribal credit card.

Anonymous said...

Macarro Dynasty! Duh

Anonymous said...

Nasty!"Duh"

smokeybear said...

AH, THE CREDIT CARD! YOU WANT TO BET HE'S STILL USING IT? JUST IN SMALLER AMOUNTS SO AS NOT TO BRING ATTENTION, PER MARK? YOU KNOW THEY HAVE GOT TO BE STEALING THE MEMBERSHIP BLIND. WHEN IS THE TRIBAL COUNCIL GOING TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES? CAN THEY "REALLY" BE THAT AFRAID OF MARK AND HIS HENCHMEN AND WHAT THEY PERCEIVE TO BE NO WAY OUT? THE "MACARRO CARTEL" ARE NOTHING MORE THEN TWO-FACED LIARS, SAY ONE THING, THEN DO ANOTHER WITH NO REGARD FOR WHAT IS HONEST AND JUST IN ADMINISTERING THE CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS OF WHAT USED TO BE, WITHOUT QUESTION, FOR THE GOOD OF ALL LEGITIMATE NATIVE AMERICANS BEFORE THE MACARRO REGIME AND THE ADVENT OF THE CASINO. I DO, SO HOPE, THAT TO D.O.J. FINALLY REALIZES THAT THE "MACARRO CARTEL" AND THE DISPICABLE AND CORRUPT ENDEAVORS AGAINST HIS OWN PEOPLE AND OTHER SHADDY DEALINGS, LIKE TAX EVAISION, JUST TO TO NAME ONE OUT OF SO MANY, WILL FINALLY COME TO BARE. THEY DO HAVE THE ABILITY AND MEANS TO TAKE DOWN THIS CORRUPT PUPPET REGIME AND FINALLY START TO GIVE THE AMERICAN INDIAN A "FAIR SHAKE."

Anonymous said...

can someone tell me who j.p. harrington's pechanga informant was and i heard this tribal member's, who gave harrington alot of information, family has been disenrolled. how can you use someone's work to save the indians heritage and turn around and disenroll the person's descendants? who would listen to anything the cultural center has to say??

smokeybear said...

THAT IS STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR THAT LYING, DECEITFULL, AND CORRUPT "MACARRO CARTEL!" IT IS CALLED THE "MACARRO PLAY BOOK" OF DEVIOUS ACTS OF RETRIBUTION FOR TRYING TO FIX WHAT IS "BROKEN" IN INDIAN COUNTRY. THAT IS ONE OF THE MAJOR PROBLEMS AT PECHANGA. YOU SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE SINISTER ACTS THAT MARK AND HIS HENCHMEN ARE PERPETRATING AGAINST HIS MEMBERSHIP AND THE DISENROLLED AND YOU FIND YOURSELF IN DEEP "DOODOO." SO FAR, THE TRIBAL COUNCIL ....AND MEMBERSHIP....FIND THEMSELVES IN AN UNCOMPROMISING SITUATION. IF WE SPEAK OUT, WE CAN BE DISENROLLED! THE PROBLEM WITH HARRINGTON'S INFORMANT IS THAT HE(HARRINGTON) DIDN'T KEEP THAT INFORMATION ON THE Q.T. AN INFORMANT IS SACRED TO THOSE OPPRESSED AND SHOULD NEVER COME TO LIGHT. THERE ARE WAYS TO GET AND USE THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN CONFIDENCE BY ALLOWING THE ACT OF DISCOVERY FROM THE KNOWLEDGE GIVEN WITHOUT SACRIFICING THE INFORMANT. THAT IS A "MUST!" RETALIATION IS MARK'S IRON FISTED RULE AT PECHANGA AND HE HAS THE TRIBAL COUNCIL AND MEMBERSHIP SHAKING IN THEIR BOOTS FOR FEAR OF "DISENROLLMENT." THIS SORRY EXCUSE FOR A CHAIRMAN(MARK) NEEDS TO BE TAKEN DOWN BEFORE HE CHOKES THE LIFE OUT OF PECHANGA FOR HIS OVER INFLATED GREED. HE DOESN'T GIVE A "RATS A.. ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST AND ANYONE THAT WOULD TAKE A STAND AGAINST HIM IS DOOMED. IF ANYONE OF YOU THAT KNOWS OF THE CORRUPTION AND MISDEEDS OFMARK AND HIS HENCHMEN WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ME, MY E-MAIL IS POSTED IN A PAST POST ON THIS BLOG. WHAT INFORMATION YOU GIVE ME WILL BE CONFIDENTAL AND YOU'RE SAFE FROM THOSE THAT WOULD GO AFTER YOU FOR SPEAKING OUT. AS I SAID BEFORE, THE INFORMATION YOU GIVE ME WOULD ALLOW THE NATURAL ACT OF DISCOVERY IN WHICH WE CAN NOW FIND IT ON OUR OWN WITHOUT JEPARDIZING YOU AND WHAT YOU TOLD ME IN CONFIDENCE. "THIS I PROMISE."

smokeybear said...

LISTEN, YOU CAN'T CONTINUE TO BE AFRAID OF "THE BIG BAD WOLF!" THE "MACARRO CARTEL" HAS DONE SO MANY DISPICABLE THINGS THAT TEAR AT THE FABRIC OF WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST FOR ALL OF US OPPRESSED WITHIN THE PECHANGA INDIAN NATION. THIS CAN NOT BE LEFT TO FESTER AS WITH A MALIGNANT CANCER LEFT GROWING OUT OF OF CONTROL. THAT IS MARK AND HIS HENCHMEN. MARK IS "OUT OF CONTROL" AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN DOWN BEFORE ITS TO LATE. I DO, SO HOPE, THAT THE "D.O.J. COMES AFTER MARK FOR HIS MULTITUDE OF SINS AGAINST HIS OWN PEOPLE AND THE CORRUPTION THAT RUNS UNCHECKED AT PECHANGA BAND OF LUISENO INDIANS. THIS IS A LONG TIME COMING, AND IF THE D.O.J. "DOES THEIR JOB" THEY CAN TAKE DOWN THIS SORRY EXCUSE FOR A CHAIRMAN AND ALLOW US TO HEAL OUR MEMBERSHIP BACK TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE MARK AND HIS INFLATED EGO OF INJUSTICE. ALL FOR HIS OWN SELF INTEREST AND "GREED!"

Anonymous said...

Again Pechanga council another month without a tribal meeting. What is the council afraid of maybe how did John Macarro have a tribal credit card to use for personal use? He does not have an elected position and why is he not fired for abuse of tribal money. Then john and Mark Macarro sold there million dollar homes at a lost. When asked John Macarro said because per cap has went down. Now as far as I know per cap has not went down unless john knows that it’s going down and their not tell the members about it. Now john Owens three million dollar homes as far as I know not many members own million dollar homes lest of three of them. John’s wife is not a member but she work at the government center that must be it. First holly now John wife. Then there the question of how john is the head of Pechanga legal council and he doesn’t have a license to practice law in California.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Macarro lies so often, he probably thinks he's telling the truth.

Politicians beware.

Anonymous said...

Please check out www.susanbradford .org have all information no wonder why mark was looking for who he married holly cook that she had two tribes so now mark. m they made per capt is $80,000 or 1000,000 every month did you know that ! That what is all about! P.S Holly cook m is made about almost $3,0000,000 month than her hubby's

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