WASHINGTON - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is appealing the Internal Revenue Service's proposed adverse determination that $22.5 million of revenue bonds it issued in 2003 for a golf course project and recreation center are taxable - the latest development in a long-standing dispute over the kinds of projects tribal governments can finance with tax-exempt bonds.

The appeal was disclosed in a material event notice that the tribe filed yesterday with the nationally recognized municipal securities information repositories.

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