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File #: 23-2150    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/17/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/5/2023 Final action: 12/5/2023
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board: 1) Review the two Notices of Application seeking acceptance of title to real property "in trust" by the United States of America for the Shingle Springs Rancheria Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; 2) Direct staff in cooperation with County Counsel to coordinate, and prepare to submit within the 30-day comment period, a comprehensive response on behalf of the County that incorporates the assessed impacts of the Federal Government accepting the specified parcels "in trust" that includes, but is not limited to, confirmation of the Legal Land Descriptions/Site Locations as provided within the Notices, assessment of the impact from the removal of the specified parcels from the tax roll, impact to surrounding land use and infrastructure, and impact to the delivery of County services; and 3) Authorize the Chair to sign a letter to the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs to for...
Attachments: 1. A - Notice of Non-Gaming Land Acquisition Application Case #40317, 2. B - Notice of Non-Gaming Land Acquisition Application Case #40447, 3. C - Request for Extension Ltr 12-5-23, 4. D - Case #40317 Map, 5. E - Case #40447 Map, 6. Executed Request for Extension Letter
Related files: 12-1409, 18-1926, 22-0317, 22-1026, 22-2020, 23-2062, 24-0019
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Review the two Notices of Application seeking acceptance of title to real property "in trust" by the United States of America for the Shingle Springs Rancheria Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California;
2) Direct staff in cooperation with County Counsel to coordinate, and prepare to submit within the 30-day comment period, a comprehensive response on behalf of the County that incorporates the assessed impacts of the Federal Government accepting the specified parcels "in trust" that includes, but is not limited to, confirmation of the Legal Land Descriptions/Site Locations as provided within the Notices, assessment of the impact from the removal of the specified parcels from the tax roll, impact to surrounding land use and infrastructure, and impact to the delivery of County services; and
3) Authorize the Chair to sign a letter to the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs to formally request an extension on the comment period for the two Notices by an additional 30 days.

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
General Timeline of the History of the Tribe
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) is a federally recognized Tribe located in El Dorado County, California. In 1970, the Tribe formally organized under their Articles of Association and set up home sites on the Rancheria. In 1976, the Tribe’s Articles of Association were approved by the Secretary of the Interior which granted them federal recognition and sovereignty.

In 1995, the Tribe established what is now the Shingle Springs Health & Wellness Center to provide a wide array of medical, dental, and behavioral health services to underserved native and non-native families. The original clinic operated from 1995 until the new location opened on the Tribe’s reservation lands in 2011.

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, enacted by the United States Congress in 1988, allows...

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