Supervisors approve IGA with Tohono O’odham — Sun City Daily News-Sun

Maricopa County and the Tohono O’odham Nation have gone into an intergovernmental agreement after a unanimous vote by the board of supervisors.

The agreement will allow the Nation to follow its building codes during construction of the West Valley Resort casino.

Even though the supervisors voted in favor of the agreement during Wednesday’s board meeting, a vote for the agreement is not necessarily a vote of support for the project.

Some of the board members hold a neutral position said Supervisor Steve Gallardo, Dist. 5, even though he personally a strong supporter of the West Valley Resort.

Out of the approximately 135 acres owned by the Tohono O’odham Nation, 54 acres is what they’re currently developing and the remaining 81.34 acres of unincorporated county land is in the process of being placed into federal trust as reservation land.

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