Lytton Tribe Development

Informati​on on Lytton Rancheria of California Tribe Development

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

H.R. 1388

Previous


  • Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2017- H.R. 597.
  • Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1157, H.R. 2386, H.R. 2538, June 17, 2015 - Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs 
  • ​Notification from the U.S. Department of the Interior of an application submitted by the Lytton Rancheria of California, seeking acceptance of property "in trust" request. (Letter dated November 23, 2016) - H.R. 2538
  • Report 114-633 of H.R. 2538 - June 21, 2016
  • Text of H.R. 2538 – The Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2015

Correspondence


Press

  • 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 Cetner 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