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2014: AZ County Attorneys and Tribes Agreement: RE Child Support Payments
August 21, 2012: Northern CA Counties Tribal Matters Consortium
Two part determination policy
Dec. 9, 2010: NACO to Congressman Frank Wolf
We thank you for your efforts to oppose Section 2727, H. R. 3082 the Carcieri Fix.
August 24, 2010: CSAC Executive Committee
Proposed Action Against the Carcieri Fix
August 13, 2010: CSAC to Senator Feinstein
July 30, 2010: CSAC to U.S. Senator Feinstein
Concerns over Carcieri Fix Amendment attached to Appropriations Bill - Fact Sheet and STUDY AMENDMENT ATTACHED
March 8, 2010: NACO Board of Directors Adopts Resolution
Dec. 7, 2009 NACO ltr to Chairman Dorgan
Requests the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to examine the current lands into trust process. As you know, trust properties are not subject to property taxes levied by county and local governments. However, these same governments provide essential services to all citizens including tribal members, whether the land on which they reside is taxable or not.
Nov. 4, 2009: CSAC on Carcieri
This testimony is submitted on behalf of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), which is the unified voice on behalf of all 58 of California's counties. We are attaching our March 2009 Congressional Position Paper on Indian Affairs.
April 13, 2009: CSAC Testimony to House Resouces on Carcieri v Salazar
This testimony is submitted on behalf of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) which is the unified voice on behalf of all 58 California counties. For perspective on CSAC's activities and approach to Indian Affairs matters, we are attaching the CSAC Congressional Position Paper on Indian Affairs issued in March, 2009. Our intent in this testimony to provide a perspective from California’s counties regarding the significance of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, and to recommend measures for the Committee to consider as it seeks to address the implications of this decision in legislation. CSAC believes that the experience of our county government members in the State of California is similar to that of county and local governments throughout the nation where trust land issues have created significant and, in many cases, unnecessary conflict and distrust of the federal decision system for trust lands.
March 2009: CSAC Congressional Position Paper-Indian Affairs
A request for a new paradigm recognizing that counties are meaningful and constructive stakeholders in Indian land related determinations. A request to suspend all fee to trust applications until the impacts of the recent Carcieri v. Salazar decision are fully recognized. And lastly, a request that new applications for gaming require an enforceable mitigation agreement.
May 2008: Update on Federal Issues
April 2008: Noticed Meeting of Legal and Legislative Standing
1) A legal opinion by the US Department of Interior, Solicitor General's Office as to the invalidity of the LAFCO conditions limiting water service to the Shingle springs Rancheria; and (2) Service level and water supply implications of service to the Rancheria absent the LAFCO conditions.
Feb. 2008: League of Cities Request
Tribal Gaming Consultation Hearings
Dec. 2007: CSAC Request Consultation on Fee to Trust Process
Aug. 2006: Letter to the Legislature
June 2006: CSAC Combined Indian Gaming Policy
April 2006: League of Cities
Summary of Existing Policy and Guiding Principles Position on Tribal Gaming - See Page 2
Feb. 2006: CSAC Policy on Tribal Lands
Feb. 1, 2006: CSAC Testimony Senate Oversight Hearing Off Reservation Gaming
2004: Indian Gaming Fact Sheet - CSAC
2001: AG Lockyer Defines his role in Tribal Gaming
2000-AG Lockyer to San Diego on Environmental Issues
The 1999 tribal state compact did not require tribes to adhere to CEQA only perform a CEQA-like process. There was no requirement to enter into a judicially enforceable agreement.
MODERN DAY WESTERN LAND GRAB There are a 135 fee to trust applications affecting more than 15,000 ac of land to be taken out of the regulatory authority of the state. This has a significant impact on local resources, taxation and the administration of justice.

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