The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino project near Bakersfield, California, took a step further after the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs signed approval that the Tejon Indian tribe may operate the facility at the proposed location.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tejon project is taking a step forward
Tejon Indian tribe has received federal approval to operate Hard Rock Casino located on the outskirts of Bakersfield, California. As announced Californian from Bakersfield , Tara Sweeney , deputy secretary for Indian affairs, signed the approval earlier this month, stating that the tribe's proposed location was appropriate. The next step is now to be taken governor California Gavin Newsom, which has one year to make a final decision.
"The Department's decision brings us closer to the promise of self-determination through economic development".
Octavio Escobedo III, president of the Tejon Indian tribe
Octavio Escobedo III, chairman of the Tejon Indian tribe, said in a statement that the tribe had maintained relations with the United States government since 1851. From this in time, the tribe fights for a homeland for its inhabitants - added. According to Escobedo, given a recent federal government decision, now The tribe has moved closer to its goal. It was in January 2012 that the Tejon tribe was recognized by the federation. According to the tribe's data, it currently has 1111 members.
An investment of $ 600 million
A proposed site where a Tribe can build a casino is in near Mettler, approximately 15 miles from Bakersfield. The Tejon Indian Tribe casino project includes creation of a game center with an area of 166,500 square feet, as well as a luxury hotel.
The hotel building would have 11 floors, offering 400 hotel rooms, over 10 restaurants, a congress space as well Hard Rock Live's event center. A fire station, a sheriff's office and a park for motorhomes are also to be built in the area.
Details revealed on the official website of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tejon project indicate that the project is expected to create around 5,000 jobs. Moreover, if a $ 600 million investment is given the go-ahead, it is expected it will increase tourism and stimulate the local and state economy.