Lytton Tribe Development

Informati​on on Lytton Rancheria of California Tribe Development


UPDATE: The provisions of the Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2019 (H.R. 1388) have been added to Senate Bill 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act). S. 1790 was approved on December 17, 2019 and is now in a “Resolving Differences” status, which means when the Senate and House (H.R. 2500) versions of the Act get reconciled it will be ready for the President’s signature. The language of H.R. 1388 appears verbatim in S. 1790 and can be found in Section 1099D. A link to S. 1790 is provided below.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1790/text

The Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2019 (H.R. 1388) is a bill to take lands owned by the Lytton Rancheria in Sonoma County into trust. The area to be taken into trust, approximately 511 acres in size, is located west of the Town of Windsor. Development being contemplated for the area includes housing, civic buildings, a hotel and a winery. H.R. 1388 would permanently prohibit the tribe from using these lands or other lands in Sonoma County for casino gaming.

Sonoma County and Lytton Rancheria signed a memorandum of agreement that details the development and management of the land in Sonoma, currently owned by the tribe, that is proposed to be taken into trust by the United States.

Below is information on current and past legislative efforts, correspondence, meetings and other resources.


Hearings

Please continue to follow the US Senate Committee Calendar for updates:

Legislation


Current

S. 1790

Previous

Correspondence


Press

  • Lytton reservation in Sonoma County headed for approval with prohibition on gaming - Press Democrat - December 16, 2019
  • Huffman re-introduces Lytton Rancheria tribal land legislation – The Windsor Times – March 7, 2019  
  • Bill would authorize Lytton tribal homeland near Windsor – Press Democrat – March 4, 2019 
  • Legislation creating Lytton tribal homeland near Windsor clears big hurdle – Press Democrat – July 16, 2017 
  • Northbay Biz Magazine Article: Building Trust - Lytton Tribe in Windsor - Featured in in December 2015 Issue
  • Press Release - Updates on Developments Regarding the Lytton Rancheria of California (Released September 17, 2015)

Town Meetings


  • Town Council Special Meeting of October 14, 2015 Agenda 
  • Lytton Subcommittee Meeting of September 21, 2015 Agenda
  • Town Council Special Study Session of August 25, 2015 - Informational public meeting held the evening of Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mary Agatha Furth Center located at 8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, CA. Agenda | Press Release 
Videos of this meeting:

PowerPoints presentations from this meeting:

Graphic wall notes transcribed by facilitator's assistant: ​


Additional Resources ​​
  • Lytton Aquatic Site Plan -Submitted at the Town Council Meeting of June 17, 2015, by Kristyn Byrne, Community Outreach Coordinator for Lytton Rancheria
  • Commentary provided by Town Manager Linda Kelly (08/2015), please click here. Spanish version, please click here​.
Contact
Lytton Rancheria of California [Pacific]
Marjorie Mejia (Tribal Chairperson)
​Telephone: (707) 575-5917
Fax: (707) 575-6974
Recognition Status: Federal 437 Aviation Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403