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									Mayor Judith Valles (center), City of San Bernardino, flanked by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman
Deron Marquez (left) and Executive Director of Government Operations Jerry Paresa (right), accepts the tribe's
contribution to benefit public works improvements.

 THE SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS CONTRIBUTES AN ADDITIONAL $5.5 MILLION
             TO CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO FOR LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS

SAN MANUEL INDIAN NATION, October 18, 2004 –The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
today announced it reached a mutual aid agreement with the City of San Bernardino to provide
additional funding in support of City improvements, beyond the special distribution fund to which the
tribe contributes additional monies. In a ceremony today at the San Bernardino City Council meeting,
the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians bestowed a $5.5 million gift to the City to fund a number of
public works improvements, most notably in the vicinity of Victoria Avenue in Highland.

Neighboring cities often receive further support from the tribe in the way of donations for cultural,
social, and economic projects to benefit the common good of the local communities. To date, the tribe
has given millions of dollars to support local programs including Cal State San Bernardino, the San
Bernardino Fire Department, and the Lighthouse for the Blind and many other deserving organizations.
This latest significant financial contribution underscores the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’
steadfast dedication to the community and is in addition to the tribe’s ongoing contributions to the
Special Distribution Fund and the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund as outlined in its Tribal-State gaming
compact.


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