A view of the 1,400-acre Camp 4 parcel in Santa Barbara County. (Photo: Bill Macfayden, Noozhawk)
More than four years after obtaining a broad swath of undeveloped land in rural Santa Barbara County, a local Indian tribe has little to show for it. Development of the property has been stalled by an ongoing and rapidly escalating conflict between tribal authorities, county supervisors and local residents, and the dispute is spilling over into the realms of state and federal agencies.
Faced with exponentially growing electronically created information and the potential for a “digital Dark Age,” California is poised to change how it preserves the mountains of government documents generated since statehood –163 years ago.
Up until 50 years ago, responsibility for protecting California’s historic records rested solely with the Secretary of State where it had