No Dry Creek Petaluma Casino Will Open Doorways before 2025
The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, a California-based federally recognized tribe, had been given on Tuesday an expansion of its existing agreement with Sonoma County. Under it, the tribe will likely be avoided from creating a casino on a portion that is certain of found south of Petaluma for the following 9 years.
And under the terms of the deal that is original the county and also the Dry Creek Tribe, the latter was prohibited from establishing a gambling venue on the 277-acre parcel before the springtime of 2016. The compact that is new the 2 parties additionally forbids the tribe from using the said land into trust up to 2024.
If it had been allowed to just take the parcel into trust, the tribe could have had the oppertunity to create whatever it wanted onto it without having to adhere to the Sonoma County zoning regulations.County officials said as they will have a bit more time to discuss and figure out what exactly the tribe would like to do with the portion of land that they were content with that turn of the events.
The Indian country exposed the alleged River Rock Casino back 2002. At that time, it absolutely was the only gambling place within Sonoma County. Significantly more than 11 years later on, the Federated Indians associated with Graton Rancheria established its casino that is own Graton and Casino. The $800-million center was direct rival to the Dry Creek one and impacted heavily its profits. […]