Glendale, tribe will open talks on casino

The updated renderings show some major changes. The casino was pushed to the opposite side of the property, farther from Raymond S. Kellis High School on 91st Avenue. / Photo- Courtesy of Hnedak Bobo Group
The updated renderings show some major changes. The casino was pushed to the opposite side of the property, farther from Raymond S. Kellis High School on 91st Avenue. / Photo- Courtesy of Hnedak Bobo Group

By Caitlin McGlade, The Republic | azcentral.com

Negotiations will begin between the Tohono O’odham Nation and Glendale — two parties long divided by a bitter silence, lawsuits and legislation.

The Glendale City Council remains officially opposed to the tribe’s plans to build a casino near its sports and entertainment district, but the council majority moved to oppose federal legislation that would block the casino and directed staff to start talks with the tribe.

In the coming weeks, the council will vote whether to formally oppose Arizona Rep. Trent Franks’ bill that would forbid more casinos in metro Phoenix until 2027.

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