Glendale is reconsidering its stance on the Tohono O’Odham’s proposed casino, which would be located outside of the city.
The Glendale City Council held a workshop to discuss the casino. It included a briefing and a question-and-answer session between council members and City Attorney Michael Bailey.
This workshop comes after a group of community leaders lobbied in favor of the new casino at last week’s council meeting.
Glendale has a working relationship with the Gila River Indian Community, which already operates a casino in the area.
The Arizona Republic reported the city has spent nearly $3.5 million fighting the Tohono O’Odham.
That effort may be coming to an end.
Many of the members of Glendale’s city council, who were voted into office last November, are considered to be friendlier to the Tohono O’Odham.
The final decision on whether or not the topic will be voted on in the next council meeting will be announced Friday.