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The Koi Nation, one of the state's federally recognized Native American tribes, announced on Sept. 15, 2021, that it intends to build a resort and casino on a 68-acre vineyard site just outside of town limits, in unincorporated Sonoma County. The project is estimated to cost $600 million. Click the sub-page on the left side of the page to learn more.
The Lytton Rancheria of California is establishing a tribal homeland near the Town of Windsor and acquiring land to fee-to-trust status by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).
The Town, along with the County and others, submitted detailed written comments in 2009, and comments regarding the Final Environmental Assessment, in 2011. The Tribe’s trust application has been pending since that time, but at any moment could have been activated by the BIA. Although there are certain legal constraints, trust applications before the BIA can be and have been litigated on environmental and other grounds once formally approved. The Tribe has a right to file such application and the Town does not have veto power over any tribe’s application to the BIA. Additional information and related documents on Lytton Rancheria Tribe developments can be found on our website.
On November 8, 2016, Proposition 64 (legalization of recreational marijuana) was voted into law by the people of the State of California. Many aspects of the law take effect immediately, and some elements of the law are subject to local control and discretion. Immediately following, Council adopted two ordinances with respect to cultivation of recreational marijuana within Town limits, at their meeting of November 16, 2016. This action allows the Town more time to study impacts to public health and safety, neighborhood crime and security, odor control and neighborhood livability.
Additional information on Proposition 64 can be found on our website.