Dick Bowers, Glendale's New City Manager, to City Officials: Drop Lawsuits, Establish Positive Relationship With Tohono O'odham Nation

After years of ongoing opposition to the Tohono O'odham Nation's plan to build a resort-style casino, the new Glendale City Manager suggests the city drop legal opposition and develop a "more positive" relationship with the tribe.

Acting City Manager Dick Bowers authored a memo on April 26 to the City Council telling its members "it will be wise to establish a more positive relationship with the Tohono O'odham Nation as a potentially significant element in the Glendale visitor scene."

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