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What do you think of the Chumash Casino Resort expansion project?

It's the tribe's property; they can do whatever they want.
I don't want to see a 12-story hotel in the Santa Ynez Valley.
The government should shut it down; it's a public nuisance.

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Santa Maria Sun / Letter To The Editor

The following article was posted on October 22nd, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 33 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 33

You've done what others haven't in fee-to-trust reporting

Sig Hansen - Santa Ynez

I just wanted to compliment you regarding your reporting on the Oct. 15 Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting regarding the “Camp 4” issue (“County to oppose Chumash fee-to-trust application,” Oct. 17).

It seems in some cases other reporters got some facts wrong, misquoted folks, or seemed to let their own personal bias creep in a bit.

Your reporting was fair and accurate and hit on a good portion of the important points.

The Chumash are certainly within their rights to apply for fee to trust, and the Santa Ynez Valley residents are also clearly within their rights to protest the granting of largely unrestricted land use to an influential and wealthy developer.