Tribal Government Center
Construction has begun to expand and renovate the Tribal Hall and Tribal Administration building. A new two story Tribal Government Center will be built to connect the existing Tribal Administration building with the Tribal Hall, and both of the older structures will be renovated to make for a single, modern, seamless structure. When complete, the new complex will house nearly all divisions of Tribal Government under one roof, including Tribal Administration, Finance, Environmental, Economic Development, as well as Land and Housing. The office segment will include a conference room and employee break room. The renovated hall will feature a speaker's stage, electronic voting, a projector/screen combination, and a new integrated sound system.
Tribal Administration and Business Committee offices will be moved to temporary trailers. The location of General Council meetings will be announced on a meeting to meeting basis. Construction should be completed by the end of the year.
San Pasqual Scholarship Program
The Business Committee is pleased to announce the establishment of the San Pasqual Tribal Scholarship Program. With a current budget of $50,000, the scholarship will provide grants to federally enrolled tribal members or their descendants. Applicants must be currently attending or accepted for admission by an accredited university, community college, or trade school. Although applicants with a cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.0 will receive first consideration, all eligible members of the community are encouraged to apply. The size of awards will reflect the number of qualified applicants. The awards will not count to the standard $500/year educational assistance grant. Contact the Tribal Administration Office at 760-749-3200 for applications.
A Reservation Security Patrol will be serving the San Pasqual community by the Summer of 2008. Fully trained Tribal security officers will patrol in a specially equipped vehicle, providing "observe and report functions" within reservation boundaries. Eventually, the officers will be empowered to enforce a new, comprehensive Peace and Security Code which will enhance the security of community members and property within the reservation. An enhanced animal control ordinance has also been developed, to be enforced by a contracted animal control service. The Committee hopes to submit an initial draft of both codes for the Tribe's consideration some time this year.
The Committee has hired a Road Maintenance Director to evaluate conditions on all reservation roads and complete repairs on an as needed basis. Emergency repairs, and a long term road maintenance schedule will be developed.