San Pablo Defends Card Room
As reported by the Oakland Tribune: "An East Bay city staunchly defended its tribal card room in a letter sent Tuesday to a U.S. senator who's trying to shut it down, predicting fiscal doom should that happen and offering the tribe's written vow not to expand. "San Pablo City Manager Brock Arner's letter was in response to a May 31 letter 13 state lawmakers sent to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., whose pending bill would revoke the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians' right to conduct gaming at Casino San Pablo.
".The city objects to local lawmakers' claim that the tribe engaged in 'reservation shopping' by having Casino San Pablo placed in trust, Arner wrote; a settlement with the federal government had barred the then-landless Lyttons from gaming on ancestral territory in Sonoma County, forcing them to look elsewhere.
".The Lytton Band and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in August 2004 agreed on a 2,500-slot-machine casino from which the state, county and city would share 25 percent of the revenue."