California: Shasta County inks 30-year deal with Redding Rancheria for new casino services amid controversy

California: Shasta County inks 30-year deal with Redding Rancheria for new casino services amid controversy

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  • Mike Mangas and Adam Robinson, KRCR-TV
July 26, 2023 8:40 PM
  • Mike Mangas and Adam Robinson, KRCR-TV

Shasta County Supervisors have approved a 30-year agreement with the Redding Rancheria to provide services to a new casino and resort should it be built on tribe-owned property next to the freeway just south of Redding.

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The tribe is still waiting for a final ruling by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs on the proposed move. But, moving forward, supervisors voted 4-1 to approve the agreement while waiving review and approval by the county attorney and risk management.

And despite public safety officials saying they were not consulted, and only found about this after the agenda came out after 6 p.m. last Friday night.