Supervisors oppose Nevada-style gaming |

Supervisors oppose Nevada-style gaming

Nevada County supervisors aren’t going to take any chances on casinos in the county.

The board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday opposing Nevada-style gaming. The resolution also supports a renegotiation of the California Tribal-State Compact regarding casinos on Indian lands.

There are currently no proposals to build a casino here in Nevada County. But facilities are in the works in neighboring Placer and Yuba Counties.

The vote came after several people spoke out against Indian gaming casinos in Nevada County at Tuesday’s supervisors hearing.

“It’s gone way beyond where they proposed it,” said Rene Antonson, a former supervisor.

Antonson said the controversial Natural Heritage 2020 program would be nothing compared to what a casino would do.

Eileen Moon, vice chair of the Tsi-Akim clan of the Maidu tribe, said the seven tribal council members have debated the county’s resolution but have not yet come to a consensus on it.

While the Maidu tribe is against gaming and is not considering any casinos here, Moon said some council members question whether it should be telling other tribes what to do by supporting the Nevada County resolution.

“It’s hard for our tribe to tell another tribe, ‘We don’t like that’,” said Moon.

– The Union staff

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