There is a heady bouquet of acrimony emanating from the Napa Valley at the moment, where winemakers are turning claret with rage on the possibility of a casino besmirching their fertile soil and lush fields.
The casino may participate an ambition that is long-term the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Native People in america, for whom the Napa Valley is a historical homeland, that will be currently suing the US federal government for federal recognition. The Wappo leaders are attempting to restore the status that is federal lost underneath the California Rancheria Termination Act of 1958, which specially affected small tribal groups in California.
Recognition would enable the tribe to circumvent local zoning and to pursue economic development, which would theoretically allow it to create a casino without seeking approval from the community. Ca currently has 65 casinos operated by 64 tribes that are different.
Based on a study by Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics, tribal gaming supports about 56,000 jobs in California and, in 2012, the state’s casino workers took home $2.9 billion in wages.
Casino Would ‘Upset Agricultural Balance’
But the problem having a casino amongst the world-famous vineyards of the Napa Valley, as the vintners point out, is that a Napa County legal ordinance provides priority to ‘agricultural land us Continue reading “Vintners Oppose Napa Valley Casino. Some area vintners are upset”