Kern County has been flagged as a gambling-approved area as Governor Gavin Newsom signed a tribal gaming compact. The gaming compact permits the Tejon Indian Tribe to run on line casino providers at Exhausting Rock Resort and On line casino and the resort shall be on a 320-acre land, in keeping with the tribe.
The Mission Was Introduced in 2019 and Has Large Assist, In line with Newsom
Gov. Newsom said that the tribal on line casino mission, which was initially introduced in 2019, is supported by public representatives, group teams, labor and enterprise teams, in addition to legislation enforcement.
Exhausting Rock shall be positioned close to the 166 Mettler exit off Freeway 99. That’s roughly 25 minutes south of Bakersfield and the land belongs to the Tejon Indian Tribe.
In a information launch, the tribe famous that it acquired its first land within the final 150 years. The tribe additionally added that it appears ahead to a “lengthy and rewarding partnership” with the state and confirmed its appreciation in the direction of the assist from Kern County, the Kern County Board of Supervisors, Florida’s Seminole Tribe (proprietor of the resort) and Exhausting Rock Worldwide.
A number of the acreage left shall be used for a healthcare facility, administrative places of work, supporting infrastructure and housing for tribal members, the tribal information launch notes.
The governor’s workplace additionally shared a launch regarding the growth. The press launch famous that the Tejon Indian Tribe “dedicated by an settlement with Kern County” and can mitigate the impacts of the proposed mission.
In line with the tribe, Exhausting Rock’s growth and operation will lead to 1,000 building and a couple of,000 everlasting high-wage jobs. A majority of the workforce shall be native, which implies that the native financial system will doubtless expertise a large increase.
Newsom Is a Properly-Identified Supporter of the Tribes
Gov. Newsom is not any stranger to supporting tribal gaming. On the finish of Could, he signed Senate Invoice 900, which was launched by Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger). With this invoice, sure tribal on line casino initiatives shall be exempt from overview underneath the California Environmental High quality Act (CEQA).
SB900 does this because it ratifies compacts between the state and its two tribes and classifies them as non-projects for the needs of CEQA. The 2 tribes in query are the Middletown Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians and the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe.
In a launch, Hurtado said that she is completely satisfied that the Tachi Yokut Tribe will lastly “obtain the popularity that they deserve” because the tribe has been a beneficial group accomplice for a few years. Leo Sisco, the chairman of the Tachi Yokut Tribe, thanked Hurtado and added that the tribe is completely satisfied to proceed its function as a “constructive financial power.”