But spokesman denies tribal board's April resolution means gaming hall is in the works for Petaluma site

A resolution passed by the Indian tribe that owns 277 acres south of Petaluma's city limits declares that the tribe "intends to develop a class III gaming facility and related amenities in Petaluma, CA."

But is the statement proof of the Dry Creek Pomos' ultimate intent, or part of a standard application to have the federal government take the land into trust?

A tribal spokesman denied that the document means the tribe is reversing its earlier pledge that it only plans to use the land for agriculture.

"You need to make that assertion (about a casino) so your request is viable," said the spokesman, who is only speaking anonymously. "I don't think it guarantees that anything will happen."

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