SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane City Council plans to reconsider its opposition to the Spokane Tribe's proposed casino in Airway Heights.

About two years ago, the council voted 4-3 to oppose the tribe's casino project.

The Spokesman-Review reports the council now has a new make-up and Council President Ben Stuckart  wants to shift the council back to a neutral position. He says he wants to mend the city's relationship with the Spokane Tribe.

The proposed casino is still awaiting approval from the federal and state governments.

Supporters say a new casino would create hundreds of new jobs. Opponents argue it's too close to Fairchild Air Force Base and also would create competition for the existing Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights.