Supervisors Approve 30 Year Agreement With Redding Rancheria

In anticipation of the possible relocating of Win River Casino, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday discussed a proposed 30 year agreement with Redding Rancheria for impact payments. Compared to intergovernmental agreements negotiated by some other counties and other tribes, the proposed Shasta County deal falls far short. The Rancheria says they pay the county five times more than the City of Shasta Lake pays for law enforcement services. Staff recommended rejecting the agreement, as did Sheriff Michael Johnson, District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett and County Fire Chief Sean O’Hara. The board voted 4 to 1 to go ahead with the 30 year agreement.