Glendale continues to oppose a southern Arizona tribe’s plan to open a casino near the city’s sports and entertainment district.
The Glendale City Council has voted to appeal a recent U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the Tohono O’odham Nation’s request to create a reservation on 54 acres. That’s a necessary step before the tribe could seek federal approval to build a casino on the unincorporated land that’s bordered on three sides by Glendale.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/PpPSKq) says Glendale will either appeal to the 9th Circuit Court for a re-hearing before a full panel or petition the U.S. Supreme Court.
The tribe unveiled its plans for a resort and casino in 2009. Glendale leaders say it would tax city resources and take away potential sales-tax revenue.