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Wilton tribe still betting on casino near Galt

Proposed gaming facility moving forward while public input is sought

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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 12:00 am

Nature conservancy, environmental effects and traffic were some of the concerns addressed at a public scoping meeting held Thursday to discuss the Wilton Rancheria Casino project planned just outside Galt. About 50 people attended the public meeting in Galt, according to John Rydzik, chief of the Division of Environmental, Cultural Resource Management and Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs Pacific Regional Office, based in Sacramento.

The tribe has submitted an application to the BIA requesting the placement of approximately 282 acres in trust by the United States, upon which the tribe would construct a gaming facility north of Twin Cities Road between Highway 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. The property is now a cow pasture.

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