10/03/08 - Tribe questions city council's commitment to casino


The city of Needles council was questioned by Fort Mojave Indian tribal members during a Sept. 24 special meeting as to the seriousness of their commitment to a tribal casino project. At the Aug. 26 city council meeting Councilman Steve Thomas gave the FMIT until Sept. 23 to come to an agreement regarding potential impacts to the city with regards to a proposed casino. Thomas stated that if the tribe could not reach an agreement with the city of Needles by the Sept. 23 deadline then the city's response would be to pull its support on the project. City Attorney Robert Hargreaves agreed on giving the tribe a deadline and advised the council to proceed.