March 17, 2006

Political Notes:

Pombo Introduces Bill to End Off-Reservation Indian Gaming

After more than a year of Congressional hearings and public input, House Resources Committee Chairman Richard W. Pombo (R-CA) officially introduced legislation to stop the spread of off-reservation Indian gaming yesterday evening.

Off-reservation gaming is the practice of exploiting a loophole in the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). Some tribes attempt to acquire lands outside the borders of their reservation to establish a casino, typically close to large urban areas or tourist destinations. H.R. 4893 amends Section 20 of IGRA, to close this loophole and give local communities control over new casino proposals from newly-recognized or landless tribes.

New Community Group Forming In Eastlake & Rolling Hills Ranch

Eastlake & Rolling Hills Ranch 2006 Community Meeting will host representatives from the Police Department and City Council will be answering questions regarding your community.

This meeting is designed to provide information and insight into public safety, laws, crime statistics, crime prevention/intervention, code compliance laws, and animal control laws.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE 1ST ANNUAL COMMUNITY MEETING 2006!
WHEN: MARCH 23rd at 6:30 PM
WHERE: ARROYO VISTA ELEMENTARY AUDITORIUM
2491 School House Road, Chula Vista, CA. 91915

For Questions regarding the meeting email theserranos@cox.net

Chula Vista Candidate Interviews

The Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce will be interviewing candidates for Chula Vista Council, Assembly, Senate and Congressional on March 17 & March 24, 2006, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Chula Vista Public Library (Civic Center Branch/365 F Street)

This event will be open to the public, however we will not be accepting public comments.

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