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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ramona Band is Closer to Getting Casino That is ECO Friendly.

An Assembly committee today had nothing but positive things to say about a casino agreement between the state and the Ramona Band of Cahuilla near Anza.

The compact, announced last month after 18 months of negotiations between the Riverside County tribe and the Brown administration, would allow the band to build a casino with up to 750 slot machines on its remote, off-the-grid reservation.

The deal also includes incentives designed to encourage the use of environmentally friendly practices. The tribe already gets all of its energy from solar and other renewable power systems.

“The Ramona Band of Cahuilla is especially pleased with the outcome of the compact negotiations, as the compact…provides the band with the means to become more self-reliant and self-sufficient,” tribal chairman Joseph Hamilton told the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee.

Jacob Appelsmith, a senior advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown, told the panel that the proposed casino is “truly a unique facility.”

Wednesday’s committee hearing was informational. The bill containing the compact, AB 1245, now goes to the Assembly floor for a ratification vote.


Anonymous said...

Doesn't Cahuila already have a casino?

Anonymous said...

Isn't Ramona in san Diageo and Cahuilla by Anza.

Anonymous said...

Let the disenrollments begin.

Anonymous said...

The Tribe has about 8 adults not including children. Good job John, is that why you abandoned AIRRO? Will the tribe adopt you know?

Anonymous said...

They'd still have to split per capita 8 ways. Whoever is in charge should just disenroll the other 7 and all of the kids just to be safe.

Anonymous said...

John will probably get a nice chunk of change for making it happen. He has been working on this for years. Right after he heard the good news he abandoned AIRRO and all those who wondered what the hell happened.
Well now we know.

Anonymous said...

Even if you are correct that John will get a nice chunk of change, so what?

Didn't he do the work to deserve it?

Why didn't AIRRO have anyone else ready to step in and take charge? That shouldn't have been a one man show...