Jamul Action Committee

Welcome to the Jamul Action Committee

Glenn Revell
President, JAC

President’s Message - As the President of JAC, I welcome you to our site! A handful of local visionaries started this organization in 1988 and we’ve enjoyed dynamic leadership for many years.

Our reputation for adapting to the needs of the community we serve is well known. I believe we can provide much positive education and benefit for our community while responsibly objecting to those things we believe are detrimental to our community’s well being.

I believe we can and should support those things that serve to enhance our lives and the lives of those who share this community’s values.

Our efforts should enhance the experiences of all who live, work and recreate in Jamul. I am certain we can find solutions and fund interventions when necessary. My goal is to have us identify the challenges before us and alter what we can long before they become critical issues.

Jamul is a caring and diverse community with many people dedicated to improving our quality of life. There is a great deal of strength and power in unselfishly helping others.

Please get be involved by giving, advocating or volunteering. I hope you’ll be inspired to make a donation of time, money or both to support the important efforts underway.

Together, we can accomplish more than any one of us could alone. Please support our efforts!

Legal Update July 7, 2017

Following the November ABC hearing, Administrative Judge Lewis recused himself from the case, after apparent misconduct within the ABC, the Governor’s office and other public agencies. A replacement judge has been appointed and another hearing date has been set. In the meantime, the ABC Board continues to allow the casino to serve alcohol under an interim liquor license. Ironically, local restaurants have waited months and are still not approved.

We have received notice of the continued ABC protest hearing before the Office of Administrative Hearings for September 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at Skyline Church, 11330 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978. Please plan to attend.

On June 30, Supervisor Dianne Jacob held a press conference in Jamul to share the alarming increase of traffic accidents and DUIs citing the CHP’s most recent statistics. JAC wishes to thank all the people who made the press conference possible and all those who were able to attend.

Supervisor Dianne Jacob continues to work hard to let the public officials know the serious situation of the traffic accidents and DUIs on Highway 94 since allowing the casino to open. Caltrans has failed to force the casino developers to improve Highway 94 prior to opening. Both Glenn Revell, JAC President and Steele Canyon High School Principal Don Hohimer also spoke. Principal Hohimer spoke about the concerns for safety of our high school students, staff and community who use Steele Canyon High School from early in the morning until late at night. He said he had made suggestions for improved safety to Caltrans and has yet to get a response. Glenn Revell raised the question of why has Governor Brown apparently helped the JIV and Penn facilitate this casino, including contacting public agencies to expedite the process ignoring or reversing their own rules and regulations.

Traffic safety is all our concern. Come to the ABC hearing and show Jamul’s commitment to protect the public.

An article was recently published in GGB Magazine concerning the changes at the Bureau of Indian relating to the proliferation of land into trust for gaming. Also the BIA may start implementing the Supreme Court’s ruling on requiring that tribes be recognized in 1934 to allow gaming/casinos. The Jamul Indian Villages does not meet this criteria. Read the article here.

This has been one of JAC’s strong arguments, that the courts have yet to allow to go to trial. Ironically, the JIV has not put forward one iota of proof they are an approved tribe recognized by Congress. You can’t help but ask, if they had such proof, why has it not been presented for the past 25 years?