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Activists Cry Foul Over Camp 4 Contract Issue


The Chumash are working with the county to sign its contract under the Williamson Act, which dictates the use of the 1,400 acres ​— ​known as Camp 4 ​— ​the tribe purchased in 2010. A Santa Ynez Valley activist group voiced frustrations over the tribe not formally accepting the contract while benefiting from the decreased taxes under the Act. The county discovered the error in December; the tribe said it “fully intends” to sign the document. The supervisors rejected the tribe’s Camp 4 annexation request in October; the request is now a proposed piece of Congressional legislation

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