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That sounds like a pretty one-sided deal. Do you have a link to where I can read more about the costs and such that you cite?azbackpackr wrote:The cost of that is supposedly going to be $65 million or more, just for the initial outlay, for which the tribe would have to take out a loan.
The Scottsdale developer would end up with about 95% of the profits. The remaining profits going to the tribe would not be enough to make the payments on the loan they'd have to get. It is a total ripoff for the tribe, they will lose and lose again.
Looks like many of the financial projections are based on GCW as well as NPS south rim visitation numbers. GCW now gets over 1 million visitors per year. I agree that the Escalade would get many more than that due to location.nonot wrote:One wonders if there is data to compare to the toilet bowl?
I'm sure our new President (elect) will favor the "Developer" in this case....(I realize that USFS already denied the Tusayan developers a needed permit, but that decision can be overturned. And it's a sure bet that the next head of USFS will value $$$$ more than ecosystems.)
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/navajo ... 93b55.htmlNavajo tribal lawmakers leery of developing sacred land at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World said no Tuesday to a multimillion-dollar project to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon.
The Navajo Nation Tribal Council voted 16-2 during a special session in opposition of the legislation. It was the first time the full council had taken up the measure since it was first introduced last year.