City council opposes plans for $500 million casino in Glendale

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Resolution opposing plans adopted

GLENDALE - The Glendale City Council voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution opposing the plans for a casino near the Cardinals' stadium.

The casino would cover approximately 134 acres at the corner of 91st and Northern avenues.

The Tohono O'odham Nation has proposed creating an Indian reservation on the site located within the city's strip annex area.

The city issued a news release saying that removing the land from all state and local regulatory control and converting the property to an Indian Reservation, where one has never existed, presents very significant issues for the citizens and business owners of Glendale.

The tribe surprised city leaders in late January with an application to have the federal government take 134 tribal-owned acres into trust as reservation land, paving the way for a $500 million, 600-room resort and casino.