Davy Crocket's Santa Barbara Battle

What happens when a developer tries to avoid local zoning by selling land to an Indian tribe? Could this be a new trend?
May 24, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A curious little range war is heating up out West, in an idyllic, normally quiet corner of Southern California... Feeding the fire is Fess Parker -- the easy-talkin’, six-foot-five-inch, 79-year-old former actor... He sold the Chumash 745 acres – 51 percent – of his holdings for $12 million. As word of the sale and Chumash plans to build a golf resort and 154 tribal homes on the land got out, local citizens' groups saw red."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 in The Slatin Report
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