JAC vs CA Wildlife Conservation Board

JAC vs CA Wildlife Conservation Board

JAC’s newest lawsuit, filed July 16, 2014, seeks to invalidate the 1.88 acre easement for soil nails on the Rancho Jamul Ecological preserve immediately to the south of the hole.  The “soil nails” can be seen via the drone photos that go back several feet and the JIV will pour concrete into the holes. Steve Volker is preparing a motion for an injunction to invalidate the easement for violating CEQA and stop them from destroying the environment and wildlife.

Fish and Wildlife attorneys are making a claim that because the “nails” are sub-terrainian it would not impact the environment. This is public land and a commercial entity should not be able to benefit from destroying environmentally protected land.

https://www.wcb.ca.gov/

JAC/JCC Lawsuit Against NIGC/BIA/DOI

Jamul Action Committee (JAC)/Jamul Community Church (JCC)-Plaintiffs vs. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)/Department of the Interior (DOI)/National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)-Defendants Lawsuit ruling on August 5, 2014 as to May 23, 2014 hearing on federal defendants, JIV and Hunter’s motion to dismiss – A 28 page ruling granting us leave to file … Continue reading

JAC/San Diego County Lawsuit Against Caltrans

JAC/San Diego County Lawsuit Against Caltrans Update – Hearing August 22, 2014 – Sacramento Superior Court Hearing on the merits of our claims that Caltrans violated CEQA – hopefully the order will be that Caltrans has to stop the trucks. The tribe has not been able to “weigh in” on … Continue reading

Rosales/Toggery Lawsuit Documents – Desecration of Native American Remains

Update August 2014 Patrick Webb filed a petition for an emergency writ of mandate to overturn Judge Prager’s failure to exercise lawful jurisdiction in their case. The petition was denied. Walter & Karen will file formal appeal to overturn Judge Prager’s decision.  Once filed and hopefully the appeal is decided, … Continue reading

SR 94 Improvement Project – Update June 2014

SR 94 Improvement Project – Update June 2014 Project Announcement JAC Recommendations Newest Information from Caltrans Website http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/Env_docs/94Improvement.html SR 94 Improvement Project Environmental Matrix - 94_jamul_environmental_matrix SR 94 Improvement Project Engineering Matrix - 94_jamul_engineering_matrix Preliminary Environmental Analysis Report – Dated January 2014 - 94_jamul_final_signed_pear_1.2014o Project Study Report – Project Development Support – March … Continue reading

Caltrans Public Scoping Meeting September 17, 2013

Caltrans Public Scoping Meeting September 17, 2013 Thank you to those that attended. Caltrans Public Scoping Meeting September 17th Cottonwood Golf Club 3121 Willow Glen Drive El Cajon, CA 5:00pm – 8:00pm Link to Caltrans information on the project. http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist11/Env_docs/94JamulProject/index.html Caltrans Public Information Office ct.public.information.D11@dot.ca.gov (619) 688-6670 Written comments were sent to: … Continue reading

Letters to Caltrans – Highway 94 Improvement Project – NOP Scoping Responses

Letters to Caltrans – Highway 94 Improvement Project County Supervisor Dianne Jacob County Planning and Land Use Department Jamul/Dulzura Community Planning Group Jamul Action Committee Deerhorn Valley Community Association US Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

Caltrans SR-94 Improvement Project – JAC

Caltrans SR-94 Improvement Project Questions and Additional Slides by JAC Download: SR-94 Improvement Project Slide Show (Click on slides to enlarge) Some Questions We Have For Caltrans. Slide 1 – Key Steps in Environmental Process Slide 2 – Key Plan Red Intersections – Not on Caltrans NOP to Improve Blue Intersections – County … Continue reading

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Caltrans Approved TMP – Traffic Management Plan

Caltrans Approved Traffic Management Plan The following is the “approved” Traffic Management Plan from Caltrans to allow the JIV/Penn National to begin excavation and removal of the 220,000 cubic yards of rock and dirt. The TMP was received on December 17, 2014 and approved on December 20, 2014. Caltrans took … Continue reading

Caltrans Traffic Management Plan Proposal for JIV Construction

Caltrans Traffic Management Plan (TMP) Proposal The Jamul/Dulzura Community Planning Group (JDCPG) Chair received a voice mail this afternoon, Friday December 20, 2013 stating that the Traffic Management Plan (TMP) has been approved as well as the Encroachment Permit to begin construction. 250,000 cubic yards of material to be excavated. … Continue reading

Tribal Money & the Government 2000-2012

Tribal Money & the Government 2000-2012 The individual links below will take you to each tribe information. Tribes that have a gambling casino, still receive and ask for money from the Federal government. Non-gaming tribes receive $1.1M from the gaming tribes in the State of California, in addition to Federal money. Before … Continue reading

California SB 406 – Tribal Court Civil Judgement Act

July 2011: Comment on California Courts to Enforce Tribal Court Judgments The proposed legislation seeks to clarify and simplify the process by which tribal court civil judgments are recognized and enforced in California. Currently, tribal court judgments may be recognized through the provisions of the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition … Continue reading

February 5th Community Meeting Screen Presentation

Below is the Community Meeting Screen Presentation from February 5th. We will have the video of the entire meeting posted in a few days. Thank you to the 600+ people last night that we in Jamul are United in this Fight and We Will WIN! … Continue reading

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California Gets it Right

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – Big Lagoon Rancheria Appeals court ends casino plans: Ruling finds acres owned by Big Lagoon Rancheria not considered ‘Indian lands’ http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24974933/appeals-court-ends-casino-plans-ruling-finds-acres The Big Lagoon Rancheria will not be building its Big Lagoon Casino and hotel as planned after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of … Continue reading

Penn National Gaming Fined by Pennsylvania Regulators and Paying off Border Guards

Pa. regulators fine 3 casinos, including Penn National, nearly $300,000 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gambling officials have fined three Pennsylvania casinos a total of nearly $300,000 for violating state regulations. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced penalties Wednesday against casinos in Valley Forge, Philadelphia and Grantville. Officials issued a $200,000 … Continue reading

Indian casinos have different set of laws

From the San Francisco Examiner columnist attorney Christopher Dolan: Indian casinos have different set of laws October 3, 2013 For the next several weeks, I will be addressing a legal topic that arises from a real case that my firm has been handling. It discusses a very unique, and in … Continue reading

16,000 Homes In San Diego County At High Wildfire Risk

More than 16,000 homes in San Diego County are at a high risk for wildfire damage, with nearly 4,500 of those vulnerable properties located in Julian, Ramona and Alpine, according to a new report. The 2013 CoreLogic Wildfire Hazard Risk Report examined the residential properties potentially exposed to wildfire risk in 13 Western … Continue reading

How a Casino In Jamul Will Forever Change This Rural Community

By Michael Casinelli Some of you might know me, as I am in my second term as one of your elected members of the Jamul Dulzura Community Planning Group. However, this communiqué is strictly my personal comments and views. I am writing this article because I believe that many residents … Continue reading

Highway 94 Fatal Accidents Map 2000-2011

Borrowed from the Highway 94 Club history. Jamul had its share of treacherous curves and one of the worst was called the “Goat Lady’s Curve”, west of downtown Jamul.  This short stretch of road claimed its share of accident victims before it was straightened and widened. It was poorly engineered … Continue reading

San Diego County Legal Counsel Letter to Caltrans Legal Department

San Diego County Counsel sent this letter to Caltrans legal. This is in response to a meeting with local Caltrans personnel, JDCPG members and members of the community. Caltrans stated they had “lot’s” of cases where they didn’t require CEQA for an encroachment permit to begin construction. Ms. Janet Mulder … Continue reading