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!
The BIA and the NIGC are illegally allowing the JIV, Penn National and C.W. Driver to illegally build a casino on the U.S. government’s portion of the 7 acre Indian cemetery that doesn’t qualify for gambling. They are also violating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Section 10.8 of the California Gaming Compact.
JAC’s emergency appeal to the Ninth Circuit for an injunction to stop construction, until Judge Kimberly Mueller holds a trial on the merits, will be heard December 7, 2015 in San Francisco.
We are going to win this lawsuit because the Compact prohibits the construction of a gaming facility by the JIV after January 1, 2005 “unless and until an agreement to amend this Section 10.8 has been concluded between the [alleged] Tribe and the State.”
Section 10.8.3(b) provides: “At any time after January 1, 2003, but not later than March 1, 2003, the State may request negotiations for an amendment to this Section 10.8 on the ground that, as it presently reads, the Section has proven inadequate to protect the off-Reservation environment.”
On February 28, 2003, the State made such a request to JIV, and 73 other tribal entities, to amend Section 10.8.3. 13 others amended. JIV failed to negotiate an amendment to Section 10.8.
Section 10.8.3(c) of the Compact prohibits casino construction after January 1, 2005 “unless and until an agreement to amend this Section 10.8.3 has been concluded between the Tribe and the State.” Without such an amendment, the JIV is required to “immediately cease construction” of the casino “unless and until agreement to amend this Section 10.8 has been concluded.”
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P.O. Box 1317
Jamul, CA 91935
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