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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Voters OPPOSE Enterprise Rancheria Casino Plan; Tribe Eliminated Members

Nearly two-thirds of voters in Yuba County are opposed to Enterprise Rancheria's casino, according to polling released by an anti-casino group, with 63 percent opposed to 32 percent in favor.

The group, Stand Up For California!, also had a press conference at the Yuba County Government Center to discuss the polling, which also showed 69 percent of county voters oppose building casinos off reservations at all, and 73 percent feel tribes should get voters' permission before moving forward on a casino project.

Sandra Gilbert, a county resident with the anti-casino group Citizens for a Better Way, said the poll shows the assertion by the tribe of strong local support is false.

"Both local elected officials and community members have registered their opposition to it when they were provided the opportunity to vote on the casino in the past," Gilbert said.

But in response, the Estom Yumeka Maidu, Enterprise Rancheria's backing tribe, released results from two polls, one this past October and another in January 2009, showing majority support for the casino, with larger sample sizes in both cases

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