Delay On Vote To Revise Reservation Expansion Policy Draws Criticism From Tribal Leaders
The San Diego Board of Supervisors recently delayed voting on a proposal that would lift a number of barriers to the region’s tribes in expanding their reservations.
If repealed, the decades-old restrictions would phase out restrictions on obtaining liquor licenses and would set up a tribal liaison to foster communication between the county and each of the region’s 18 tribal governments.
Though a new vote is set for May 5th, the decision to delay a decision on the policy has been met with sharp criticism by tribal leadership, who see the outdated restrictions as part of a larger legacy of racism and discrimination in county law.
Chairman Bo Mazzetti of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing issues with the regions tribes.