The agreement to allow the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria to proceed with a 3,000-slot machine casino at Rohnert Park sailed through the state Senate Monday
The 34-4 vote moved the 1,300 member tribe an important step closer to starting a project that has been in the works for nine years but has raced forward in the past month. Tribal leaders and their Las Vegas backers have said they hope to break ground on the site, south of Wilfred Avenue and west of Highway 101, this summer.
The agreement between the governor’s office and the Federated Indians is the “setting of a new bar, a high bar, for future compacts,” between the state and its Indian tribes, said state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, who carried the bill in the Senate and whose district currently includes Rohnert Park.
There was no discussion on the Senate floor about the agreement, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed March 27.
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