Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc Subcommittee

Regarding Santa Ynez Valley Band of Chumash Indian Matters

The Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Santa Ynez Valley Band of Chumash Indians Matters was created for the purposes of engaging in discussions between the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians regarding land use issues, as well as financial matters of mutual concern, that include but are not limited to sovereign immunity and Santa Ynez Valley properties of interest (Camp 4 Mooney and Escobar and the 350 acre "Triangle Property"). Other related topics will be discussed as appropriate. The Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc subcommittee meetings with the Tribe will be conducted pursuant to the Brown Act and open to the public.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has an adopted legislative platform policy position which recognizes the role and unique interests of tribes, states, counties and other local governments to protect all members of their communities and provide governmental services and infrastructure beneficial to all. Further the County of Santa Barbara recognizes the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the tribal right to self-governance as well as the need to provide for tribal members and preserve traditional tribal culture and heritage. Similarly, the County recognizes its own self-governance and responsibility to provide for the general health, safety, and welfare of all residents of its communities. This policy is consistent with the legislative position on tribal affairs adopted by both the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Latest News and Updates

landscape with mountains in background

First Public Meeting:
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, September 25
Saint Marks in the Valley Episcopal Church
2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos, 93441

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Tribal Matters led by Third District Supervisor Joan Hartmann and First District Supervisor Das Williams will hold a meeting in conjunction with Kenneth Kahn, Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of the Chumash Indians, to share with the public terms of a tentative intergovernmental agreement regarding Camp 4. View the full meeting notice

POPULAR TOPICS

Information Provided By The Tribe

Final Environmental Assessment:

Volume I

Volume II

Media Gallery

Photo Gallery