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Jackson Approved for Planning Commission


After expressing serious concerns about the possibility of bias and conflict of interest, the county supervisors voted unanimously to approve 3rd District Supervisor Brooks Firestone’s nomination of C.J. Jackson-co-owner of the Alisal Ranch-to the county Planning Commission. Jackson’s appointment was protested by the Santa Ynez Chumash, who are resentful of his opposition to the casino. Other supervisors cited his landholdings as posing a conflict of interest, but were reluctant to interfere with another supervisor’s appointment.

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