Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc Subcommittee

Regarding Santa Ynez Valley Band of Chumash Indian Matters

The Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Santa Ynez Valley Band of Chumash Indians Matters was created for the purposes of engaging in discussions between the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians regarding land use issues, as well as financial matters of mutual concern, that include but are not limited to sovereign immunity and Santa Ynez Valley properties of interest (Camp 4 Mooney and Escobar and the 350 acre "Triangle Property"). Other related topics will be discussed as appropriate. The Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc subcommittee meetings with the Tribe will be conducted pursuant to the Brown Act and open to the public.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has an adopted legislative platform policy position which recognizes the role and unique interests of tribes, states, counties and other local governments to protect all members of their communities and provide governmental services and infrastructure beneficial to all. Further the County of Santa Barbara recognizes the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the tribal right to self-governance as well as the need to provide for tribal members and preserve traditional tribal culture and heritage. Similarly, the County recognizes its own self-governance and responsibility to provide for the general health, safety, and welfare of all residents of its communities. This policy is consistent with the legislative position on tribal affairs adopted by both the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo).

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The Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Board of Supervisors, with the agreement of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, requested that consideration of the proposed Memorandum of Agreement be continued to a special meeting of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors at 9 a.m. on October 31, 2017 in the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors Hearing Room. Please refer to the request and agreement letters as well as the continuance memo.

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Correspondence

Letter from Chairman Kahn to Supervisor Hartmann dated October 11, 2017

Letter from Supervisor Hartmann to Chairman Kahn dated October 9, 2017

Letter from Brian Kramer dated October 11, 2017

Letter from Brian Kramer dated October 10, 2017

Letter from Mike Brady dated October 5, 2017

Letter from Lewis P. Geyser dated October 5, 2017 with attached Complaint filed October 4, 2017

Letter from Brian Kramer dated October 4, 2017

Letter from Kim R. Switzer dated October 3, 2017

Letter from Brian Kramer dated October 2, 2017

Letter from Kim R. Switzer dated September 26, 2017

Letter from Brian Kramer dated September 29, 2017

Letter from Thomas Cantella dated September 29, 2017

Letter from Brian Kramer dated September 28, 2017

Letter from Brian Kramer dated September 27, 2017

Letter from Brian Kramer dated September 25, 2017

Letter from Santa Ynez Valley Coalition dated September 14, 2017

Letter from Santa Ynez Valley Coalition dated January 31, 2017

Letter to Mr. Reince Priebus dated January 27, 2017

Letter from Chairman Kahn to Mr. Brady dated January 18, 2017

Letter to Chairman Kahn dated January 1, 2017

Santa Ynez Chumash response to Santa Barbara County, dated November 28, 2016

November 22, 2016 Correspondence to Chairman Kahn

October 12, 2016 Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Proposal

Editorial by Chairman Kahn dated September 22, 2016

Letter from Chairman Kahn dated July 27, 2016

Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, dated July 5, 2016

Santa Ynez Chumash response to Santa Barbara County, dated February 5, 2016

County response to November 4 letter from Chairman Armenta, dated November 9, 2015

Letter from Chairman Armenta dated November 4, 2015

Letter from James E. Marino dated October 14, 2015

Letter from James E. Marino dated October 14, 2015

Letter to Chairman Armenta dated October 9, 2015

Letter to Ms. Mona Miyasato dated October 2, 2015

Letter to Ms. Amy Dutschke dated September 23, 2015

Letter to Chairman Armenta dated September 10, 2015

Response from Chairman Armenta dated September 9, 2015

Letter to Chairman Armenta dated September 8, 2015

Letter to Chairman Armenta dated August 26, 2015

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