Glendale softens harsh tone on Tohono O’odham casino — Arizona Republic

The Glendale City Council recently resolved its four-year saga with the Phoenix Coyotes, so could the long-standing casino conundrum be next?

After a four-year battle, a change of tone is surfacing in council discussions about the Tohono O’odham Nation’s plans to build a casino near the Westgate Entertainment District.

During an Aug. 20 council meeting, a council majority, which included Gary Sherwood, Yvonne Knaack, Ian Hugh and Sam Chavira, called for opening a dialogue with the tribe and gaming experts. Councilwoman Norma Alvarez has been a longtime supporter of the casino.

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