Some JAC members have been discussing the continuing excavation of the JIV site and its relationship to JAC efforts to prevent this development. If you attended the February 5th community meeting, you may have heard that we planned to ask the courts for an injunction. This was intended to stop the hauling of excavated materials over Hwy 94 until our other court actions can be heard in State and Federal courts. Please understand that in … Continue reading
JAC needs your EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS. Our attorney Stephan Volker is asking for any your stories (with or without photos) of hauling truck encounters on Hwy 94 Eastbound/Southbound and NorthBound/Westbound, Otay Lakes Rd., Proctor Valley Rd., Jamul Drive and surrounding roads. Send your photo/video attachment and story to email@example.com. Thank you! The red Superior and Robertson hauling trucks are for a border patrol project south of Marron Valley Rd but have been reported speeding on Hwy … Continue reading
Jamul Action Committee (JAC) and Jamul Community Church (JCC) v. National Indian Gaming Commission(NIGC)/Bureau of Indian Affairs(BIA)/Department of the Interior(DOI) Brief Overview of the Lawsuit Filed in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento 4 claims triggered by NIGC’s “Indian Lands Decision” (ILD) First published by NIGC in Federal Register April 10, 2013 Notice to Prepare Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Approval of Proposed Gaming Management Contract between JIV and San Diego Gaming Ventures, LLC (Penn National Gaming) … Continue reading
Where the hauling trucks are dumping. Caltrans property. … Continue reading
In response to the JIV and Penn National Gaming comments in the media from coverage of our Community Meeting. Continuing to seek preference and special treatment, Raymond Hunter falsely claims that JAC and the County’s lawsuit against Caltrans will “overturn a sensible plan for traffic safety.” First, what he calls a sensible plan is 2 flagmen, and few extra CHP patrols, while allowing what they claim will be 14,000+ trucks to stop traffic on Hwy … Continue reading
Below is the Community Meeting Screen Presentation from February 5th. We will have the video of the entire meeting posted in a few days. Thank you to the 600+ pepole last night that we in Jamul are United in this Fight and We Will WIN! … Continue reading
To the 600+ Jamulians who attended the Community Meeting on Wednesday night, we THANK YOU!!! We can’t do it without your support!! Community Meeting February 5, 2014 Jamul Primary School Multi Use Room 14567 Lyons Valley Road, Jamul CA 91935 7:00 PM Parking available in both the Primary School and Intermediate School lots. Please try to arrive early for best parking. … Continue reading
Union Tribune April 2009 … Continue reading
The following is the “approved” Traffic Management Plan from Caltrans to allow the JIV/Penn National to begin excavation and removal of the 220,000 cubic yards of rock and dirt.
The TMP was received on December 17, 2014 and approved on December 20, 2014. Caltrans took a whole 3 days to review and approve. When has Caltrans ever moved that fast? Tell us what you think.
Recent reports regarding the Bay Bridge and Caltrans. Senate report: Caltrans ignored shoddy work on Bay Bridge in China and U.S. “I’m shocked at the apparently deliberate effort to cover up what was happening from the public” and elected officials, Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, chair of the committee, said in an interview. He blamed Caltrans’ “insular culture,” which he said “has got to stop.” “It’s no wonder when you read these things that many Californians … Continue reading
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals – Big Lagoon Rancheria Appeals court ends casino plans: Ruling finds acres owned by Big Lagoon Rancheria not considered ‘Indian lands’ http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_24974933/appeals-court-ends-casino-plans-ruling-finds-acres The Big Lagoon Rancheria will not be building its Big Lagoon Casino and hotel as planned after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that acres owned by the rancheria were not considered “Indian lands,” according to the Tuesday court decision. http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/01/21/64717.htm SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Barring … Continue reading
From a Now Ex-Employee at Graton Casino I am one of the approximately 400 employees who have been or are in the process of being fired at Graton Casino. The reason provided to all is “we did not meet our probationary period”. Basically, they hired 400 extra people to open the casino, telling us (among numerous other lies) that we were Full time, permanent employees when, in fact, we were temporary (I was hired Oct … Continue reading
Penn National Gaming at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Leveraged Finance Conference
December 4, 2013
Excerpts of 30 minute presentation.
They are looking for money to finance the JIV project which still does not have funding. Penn National has NOT been granted a management contract by the NIGC. There has been no movement at the NIGC/BIA regarding the comments that were sent in June 2013.
Original post regarding the Management Contract.
See the comments here from the planning group.
Sacramento Meeting – Jamul Shopper … Continue reading
The Jamul/Dulzura Community Planning Group (JDCPG) Chair received a voice mail this afternoon, Friday December 20, 2013 stating that the Traffic Management Plan (TMP) has been approved as well as the Encroachment Permit to begin construction.
250,000 cubic yards of material to be excavated.
Where is all the excavated material going to be dumped?
Caltrans JIV Draft TMP with Comments
Caltrans TMP Traffic Flagging Draft with Comments Letter received at Caltrans on September 13, 2013. Four days prior to the NOP Public Scoping Meeting where Caltrans was asked if they had received any information regarding the construction TMP. Caltrans personnel denied receiving anything.
SR-94 TMP Traffic Handling Plan Maps of Truck Routing, Signage, Flagging
SR-94 Letter & Encroachment Permit Application
Encroachment Permit Guidebook – Caltrans
Road Naming Rules – San Diego County - JIV named the driveway on the old Rural Fire Station property, Daisy Drive. This property is under County of San Diego jurisdiction and there is no road named Daisy Drive in the County streets inventory. It is only a driveway.
Caltrans TMP Guidelines
Caltrans’ SR-67 study prompts more questions, concerns By Karen Brainard There seem to be no easy answers when it comes to options to prevent collisions on State Route 67. That was the opinion of Caltrans’ officials and Ramona Community Planning Group members after a presentation of the state transportation agency’s Median Barrier Corridor Study for Route 67 on Dec. 5. Richard Estrada, project manager for Caltrans, explains the four proposed build options for a median … Continue reading
Pa. regulators fine 3 casinos, including Penn National, nearly $300,000 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gambling officials have fined three Pennsylvania casinos a total of nearly $300,000 for violating state regulations. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced penalties Wednesday against casinos in Valley Forge, Philadelphia and Grantville. Officials issued a $200,000 fine to the Valley Forge Casino Resort for a promotion that circumvented a law requiring patrons to pay $10 to enter the facility. A spokesman … Continue reading
Jamul residents concerned over Caltrans project, Caltrans says safety measures are in place 10News contacted Caltrans to get some answers. Caltrans media relations officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson told 10News in a prepared statement, “Caltrans is on record as saying we could have done a better public outreach effort in advance of the roadwork, but with that stated, reviews of the construction zones during the past two days show that all the required warning signs, lane markers and … Continue reading
Letter to Jacob Appelsmith, former senior adviser to Governor Brown from JIV, Raymond Hunter August 23, 2013 Proposed MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) from JIV to Governor Brown, August 23, 2013 Letter to JIV, Raymond Hunter from Jacob Applesmith, former senior advisor to Governor Brown, August 27, 2013 JIV Press Release October 9, 2013 … Continue reading
From the San Francisco Examiner columnist attorney Christopher Dolan: Indian casinos have different set of laws October 3, 2013 For the next several weeks, I will be addressing a legal topic that arises from a real case that my firm has been handling. It discusses a very unique, and in many instances unfair, application of the law applying to a group of businesses that routinely violates peoples’ legal rights with absolute immunity: American Indian tribes. … Continue reading
More than 16,000 homes in San Diego County are at a high risk for wildfire damage, with nearly 4,500 of those vulnerable properties located in Julian, Ramona and Alpine, according to a new report. The 2013 CoreLogic Wildfire Hazard Risk Report examined the residential properties potentially exposed to wildfire risk in 13 Western states. The high risk homes in San Diego County represent a combined total property value estimated at $2.5 billion. San Diego’s high-risk homes aren’t necessarily … Continue reading
Caltrans Compact Language … Continue reading
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob County Planning and Land Use Department Jamul/Dulzura Community Planning Group Jamul Action Committee Deerhorn Valley Community Association US Fish and Wildlife Service California Department of Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading
SANDAG OKs $200M for bike projects Approval called “historic moment” for bicycle community By Chris Nichols 2:33 p.m. Oct. 2, 2013 San Diego County is poised to become much more bike-friendly following the recent approval of $200 million for regional bicycle projects. The San Diego Association of Governments OK’d the spending last week in what advocates called “an historic moment” for the area’s bicycling community. Officially called the Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program, the initiative … Continue reading
Reality of SR-94. How much more blood does Caltrans want on their hands? Download: SR-94 Improvement Project Slide Show Fatalities SR-94 Jamul and Surrounding Communities 2000-2011 (Click on slides to enlarge) Some questions you may want to ask Caltrans. Slide 1 – Key Steps in Environmental Process Slide 2 – Key Plan Red Intersections – Not on Caltrans NOP to Improve Blue Intersections – County Road Intersections Slide 3 – Proposed SR-94/Jamacha Blvd. Improvements – … Continue reading
Might 2014 ballot fight over Valley casino be too late? Oct 22, 2013 John Myers News 10 And now, a question seemingly without any precedent in the 25 years since large-scale Indian gaming in the U.S. was legalized: if a tribal casino project clears all its regulatory hurdles, can a state ballot referendum still stop it? That question became operative on Tuesday, when a proposed Madera County off-reservation casino received what looks like its final … Continue reading
Keep Vegas-Style Casinos Out of Neighborhoods When California voters approved Proposition 1A in 2000, they were specifically promised that casinos would be limited to Indian land and not permitted in neighborhoods and urban areas. The legislature recently approved a gaming agreement for the North Fork Tribe, which has land eligible for gaming in the Sierra Mountains, but was recruited by Las Vegas-based casino operator Station Casinos for a more lucrative casino location land off Highway … Continue reading
JAMUL GROUPS SUE TO DERAIL CASINO Two groups target federal agencies, but not tribe, in battle to stop Route 94 project By Karen Pearlman 12:01 a.m. Sept. 26, 2013 Updated 8:23 p.m. Sept. 24, 2013 Jamul The Jamul Action Committee and the Jamul Community Church have filed a lawsuit against the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and others in federal court in Sacramento in an effort to stop Jamul Indian Village from … Continue reading
OUTLINE OF NEW LAWSUIT Jamul Action Committee (JAC) and Jamul Community Church (JCC) v. NIGC–DOI–BIA U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento 4 claims triggered by NIGC’s “Indian Lands Decision” (ILD) First published by NIGC in Federal Register April 10, 2013 Notice to Prepare Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Approval of Proposed Gaming Management Contract between JIV and San Diego Gaming Ventures, LLC (Penn National Gaming) 1. Violation of Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) … Continue reading
Comments from Attendees: “Although CalTrans had this meeting when we discussed it with one of the “Caltrans” employees there, his response was “if they make the improvements” WE CANNOT STOP THEM. Then he actually laughed! He laughed at me and another woman trying to make a point. I asked him if he thought it was funny. I couldn’t believe the representation. I tried to stress that a couple turn lanes and some stop lights would not … Continue reading
By Michael Casinelli Some of you might know me, as I am in my second term as one of your elected members of the Jamul Dulzura Community Planning Group. However, this communiqué is strictly my personal comments and views. I am writing this article because I believe that many residents cannot visualize how a casino in their midst will change our rural community in a permanent and very negative way. The lack of understanding could … Continue reading
The harm that casinos do By David Frum, CNN Contributor updated 8:12 AM EDT, Tue September 24, 2013 David Frum says casinos prey on the Americans who can least afford to lose money. STORY HIGHLIGHTS David Frum says a new report makes clear the damage casinos do He says they extract earnings from Americans least able to afford it Casinos are bad for property values, don’t revive troubled neighborhoods, he says Frum: Government benefits from taxes … Continue reading
Click on Links to see full document: San Pasqual 533 acres Sycuan 17.51 acres http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/aug/14/sycuan-reservation-triples-in-size/ Rincon 5.49 acres … Continue reading
“It is so large and long I could not get a photo of it all in one shot without risking life and limb.” “The truck that jammed 94 for two days is still parked at Marron Valley Rd and 94. Why was this truck ever allowed to travel SR-94?” http://www.cbs8.com/story/23087927/semi-with-large-haul-stalled-on-sr-94-in-dulzura?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/13760 From Deerhorn Valley: Via email from Robin Brailsford: I just took these pics of the rig broken down (still) at the end of Marron … Continue reading
Head-on crash. SR-94 near Otay Lakes Rd, west of Honey Springs. Avoid area. Both lanes blocked. Ambulance and tow responding. No SIG Alert from CHP. This accident closed Highway 94 for over 60 minutes. 94 open. Pickup and car involved. Listed as major injury crash. 2 ambulances. Road closed for 60+ minutes. No sigalert called. Backup from crash at Honey Springs. 94 open. Pickup and car involved. Listed as major injury crash. 2 ambulances. Road closed … Continue reading
IMAGINE THIS HAPPENING WITH AN EXTRA 9,000 CARS ON HIGHWAY 94 EVERY DAY!!! NO CASINO, NOT NOW, NOT EVER!! This started up Highway 94 at 1:00am Wednesday morning in front of the Rancho San Diego movie theater parking lot. Large flat bed tractor trailer with what looks like a very large diesel generator. Two pilot trucks in the front, one in the back. 6-10 CHP escort cars. Tractor trailer broke down. One way traffic control … Continue reading
Borrowed from the Highway 94 Club history. Jamul had its share of treacherous curves and one of the worst was called the “Goat Lady’s Curve”, west of downtown Jamul. This short stretch of road claimed its share of accident victims before it was straightened and widened. It was poorly engineered in its original design, even for the few slow moving vehicles of early days (it followed an ancient cow path that once wandered through Jamul). … Continue reading
Penn National Gaming – August 2, 2013 - 10Q Post …On April 5, 2013, we announced that we and the Jamul Indian Village (“the Tribe”) have entered into definitive agreements to jointly develop a Hollywood-branded casino and resort on the Tribe’s trust land in San Diego County, California. The proposed facility is located approximately 20 miles east of downtown San Diego. The proposed $360 million development will include a three-story gaming and entertainment facility of approximately … Continue reading
POTRERO (CNS) – A vehicle somehow sparked a brush fire that blackened about 25 acres Sunday near Barrett Lake in East County, and caused major delays on Highway 94 between Dulzura and Tecate, authorities said. The fire was reported about 9:45 a.m. in the vicinity of Barrett Lakes Road at state Route 94, in rugged country east of Dulzura and west of Potrero, according to Cal Fire. By late afternoon fire crews had the blaze … Continue reading
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all the letters and emails sent. Now we wait for the public scoping meeting announcement. Thanks again for everyone’s help. June 2013 – Penn National Gaming stated they wanted to work with the community? They submitted the application for their gaming contract in April 2013 with “NO PUBLIC INPUT“. We are past the submission date for comments to the NIGC and Department of the Interior in Washington D.C. … Continue reading
The individual links below will take you to each tribe information. Tribes that have a gambling casino, still receive and ask for moneyfrom the Federal government. Non-gaming tribes receive $1.1M from the gaming tribes in the State of California, in addition to Federal money. Before the National Gambling Impact Study Commission Statement of Prof. Joseph P. Kalt Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University March 16, 1998 Quoted … Continue reading
Letter to BIA and Government officials opposing the management contract with Penn National Gaming/San Diego Gaming Ventures and the JIV. … Continue reading
San Diego County Counsel sent this letter to Caltrans legal. This is in response to a meeting with local Caltrans personnel, JDCPG members and members of the community. Caltrans stated they had “lot’s” of cases where they didn’t require CEQA for an encroachment permit to begin construction. Ms. Janet Mulder said please give us some examples. Please read the letter and send your personal letters to Caltrans District 11 Director Laurie Berman on why they should … Continue reading
http://web.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jun/06/jamul-casino-community-forum/ http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jun/07/tp-sparks-fly-at-meeting-on-jamul-casino-plan/ UT Article June 2013 … Continue reading
Seven years ago, on March 10, 2007, the residents of Jamul came together to protest the eviction of Karen Toggery, her son and Walter Rosales from their houses and land. The members of the Jamul Indian Village at the time, threw Karen and Walter and the Thing family off the tribal role because they did not support building a casino on their sacred land. Then evicted Karen and Walter from their homes for which they … Continue reading