We are very much against this proposal. Here’s an excerpt from a letter of comment from the Morongo Basin Conservation Association on the subject…
Many of you remember back in 2008 when developer Steven Katz tried to defend his plan for a huge housing development in the pristine Joshua Tree forest at the southeast corner of the Hwy. 62 and La Contenta, on the border between Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree.
The intensity and spirit of that meeting is what we hope will occur again when the chief financial officer of the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians, Steve Gralla, visits Joshua Tree on Saturday, October 15, at 10:00 a.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center to address the community’s concerns about the casino.
A map will be displayed, courtesy of the Morongo Basin Open Space Group, not only to specify the location, but also to note conservation priorities that have been determined by Morongo Basin community members for that land.
Please join your neighbors to hear the Tribe’s plans and state your concerns. The meeting is hosted by the Joshua Tree Community Association.
Links to recent news articles on this subject in the Hi-Desert Star: