Monday, 09 October 2006 00:22

Plymouth City Council To Discuss Casino Developments Thursday

The Plymouth City CouncilThe Plymouth City Council this Thursday, at their regularly scheduled, meeting will hold a discussion regarding a copy of a letter of September 19, 2006 from Carl J. Artman, Associate Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs to James E. Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary U. S. Department of the Interior on the matter of the Ione Band Indian Lands Determination as well as, a discussion about the letter dated September 26, 2006 from James E. Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary to Matthew Franklin, Chairman of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians stating that the Associate Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, has reviewed the Ione Band’s request application fee-to-trust and determined that the lands that are subject to that application will qualify as “Indian Lands” within the meaning of the IGRA on which the tribe may conduct gaming.

Mr. Cason concurs with that determination which places the Ione Band of Miwok’s proposed casino for the Plymouth area one step closer to reality. After this public discussion the council will immediately move into a closed session for further discussion. The Plymouth City Council meets this Thursday at 7:00 pm at City Hall.

James E. Cason The Plymouth City Council