Dialogue has begun; partnership appears on horizon — Glendale Star

A trip to a casino in Tucson may not be the best place to start, but it is a beginning for Glendale City Council. Not every councilmember made the trip and took the tour Aug. 29 of Desert Diamond Casino, which is the major casino owned and operated by the Tohono O’odham Nation.

But, the point is, the mayor and at least half of our city’s councilmembers made the trip. It was a long time coming, but not too late to begin what is being referred to as “dialogue.”

We applaud the mayor and council for this gesture. It is not a minor one, to be clear. It marks the start of a real partnership, where the TO Nation now has a local government moving to its side of the table instead of across the aisle in a courtroom.

Read the whole editorial at the Glendale Star.