Editorial: ‘Keep the promise’ a billion-dollar bust — Glendale Star

We have covered the odyssey of the Tohono O’odham Nation since the winter of 2009. It does not take a numerologist to calculate the number of years the TO has been battling to open its resort/casino in the West Valley.

During this time, there have been lawsuits filed, countersuits, appeals, decisions in federal court – all have rendered decisions in favor of the TO.

What is so compelling is the overwhelming support for the resort/casino by residents of the West Valley. Even the city closest to the proposed resort/casino project – Glendale – finally reversed its decision to oppose and is now in favor by a 6-1 majority. All six councilmembers have voiced and voted to support the project, while Mayor Jerry Weiers has maintained his opposition.

Cities that border or are nearby have rallied to support it.

Why?

It is called economic development; job opportunities. It is also called equal treatment.

Read the full editorial at the Glendale Star.