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 ABC Appeals Board has issued its decision in response to hearings held earlier in the year concerning the casino’s ABC permit and its effect on the community. The Appellants included Supervisor Dianne Jacob and a number of concerned community members.
Each of the three attorneys, Patrick Webb representing the Webb family and other petitioners, William Adams representing Jamul citizens at large and County Counsel, Thomas Bunton, representing Supervisor Dianne Jacob, spoke on various issues concerning the sale and consumption of alcohol including public safety.
While the appeal did not overturn the issuance of the permit, the hearing officer did find there was reason to remand the matter back to the ABC for consideration of additional conditions to be placed on the license. JAC is grateful that there is still an opportunity to place conditions on the permit in order to limit the danger to our community, and we look forward to being a part of that discussion.
The Appeals Board did not weigh in on the larger overarching question that remains pending before the Federal Court; the question of whether the Jamul Indian Village is recognized under the Indian Reorganization Act, and whether the land on which the casino sits is federally recognized “reservation” land held in trust for JIV. It has been JAC’s contention all along that the answer to both questions is a resounding “NO” and therefore the legal sovereignty necessary to conduct gambling operations does not exist.
JAC extends a big thank you for the efforts of the legal team. As ALWAYS, we remain grateful for your donations that allow us to pay the continuing expense of quality legal representation!
Please support JAC with your donation to our legal fund. Please send your donations to:
P.O. Box 1317
Jamul, CA 91935
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