Point Molate Timeline

Timeline created by nagelrm
  • Spanish explorers in Richardson Bay encounter Indian people

  • Throughout California, 18 treaties were negotiated

    90% of native land were ceded for 254,000 acres of land surrounding Clear Lake, but land was never received
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    Federal government purchases land in California for remaining homeless indians

  • 160 acre Guidiville Rancheria established

  • Public Law 280 passes curtailing socereignty and rights to Native American lands

  • Federal government terminates Guidiville Tribe's soverignty

    Lands within the Rancheria were transfered to private hands
  • California sues a tribe near Palm Springs for running unlicensed bingo

  • Supreme Court rules that it is illegal to deny tribes the right to offer any games already played legally in the state

  • US Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act

    Under the Act, states were given the authority to ban all gaming, but tribs would be allowed to offer any games on their reservation that are allowed in the state. Other laws created to allow tribes to offer additional games that would otherwise be illegal
  • US Congress passes the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act

  • Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians sovereignty restored after lawsuit

  • US Navy ceases its operations on the site

  • California voters approve Proposition 5 with 62.4% of vote

  • Operational closure of Naval Fuel Depot

  • California voters approve Class III gaming with 64.4% support

  • Richmond City Manager tours Palm Springs Casinos

  • City Council commissions $100,00 study, 1/2 billion annual revenue

  • Navy transfers 372 acres to City of Richmond

  • Tribe enters into negotiations with Richmond and Upstream to acquire Point Molate and develop a reservation land base

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    County spends $1 million opposing casino

  • Notice of Preparation of a joint draft Envrionmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Point Molate Resort and Casino project

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    Public Review Period

  • Planning Commission and Scoping Meeting

  • Lytton Band of Pomo Indians take over San Pable Lytton Casino

  • Governor's office formally opposes Point Molate proposal

  • Interior Department inspector general: Conflicts of Interest

  • County unanimous in support for casino

  • Navy transfers 41.1 additional acres to Richmond