The three newly elected officials will all be on the Board of Supervisors, which operates much like a city council with the mayor as chairperson, and will vote on matters such as budget, strategic planning and growth management for the city-county that almost 56,000 people call home.
The Clark County Commission pushed back a vote on a proposed ordinance that would have banned the use of backpacks, strollers and other luggage at public protests and demonstrations at an emergency meeting Wednesday, amid questions that such a ban may produce a chilling effect on free speech.
Three of Douglas County’s five commission seats are up for grabs this cycle including a race that pits Danny Tarkanian, a recent Las Vegas transplant who has run and lost several high profile races, against Commissioner Dave Nelson.
The lawsuit, filed Monday by the Republican National Committee and the Nevada Republican Party in Clark County District Court, is asking a court to force the county to turn over any communications made by county election officials or county commissioners related to concessions struck between the state’s most populous county and Democratic groups, who filed an election-related lawsuit against the state in April.
The issues have motivated 10 candidates to seek three open seats on the five-person Sparks City Council — a job that comes with a salary of about $55,000. Each race features an incumbent with a considerably larger purse than newcomer opponents.
A public water district for the country’s largest industrial park has agreed to settle an eminent domain case weeks after a judge ruled that the state Constitution gave a nearby family the right to a jury trial in determining whether seizing their private land for a pipeline project was valid.
Fifteen candidates, including incumbents Scott Kelley and Angela Taylor, will appear on the ballot as hopefuls for the Washoe County School Board — a panel that will have its hands full with both budget and personnel issues.
With casinos closed and Clark County facing a devastating drop in revenue driven by the pandemic, high-dollar contests are underway as candidates fight for a seat on the board widely considered the most powerful local government in the state.
As Reno navigates a housing shortage, the stress on city finances during a pandemic that devastated local revenues and a burgeoning population driven in part by global companies setting up shop in the region, candidates in four City Council races are battling to determine who will help guide the city through the next four years.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority board voted Thursday to withdraw its remaining permits and applications associated with its proposal to pump groundwater from eastern Nevada to Las Vegas -- a project criticized by environmentalists, ranchers, tribes and rural counties.
Commission members voted Thursday to withdraw a previously issued amicus brief supporting the lawsuit filed by the state Osteopathic Medical Association against regulations limiting the prescription of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment outside of a hospital setting. Commissioner Jeanne Herman was the lone no vote.
Doug Polk, a former professional poker player, filed a notice of intent to initiate a recall against Goodman on Wednesday with Las Vegas city officials. The notice of intent is the first step in the recall process, which next requires backers to garner signatures from at least 25 percent of registered voters who cast a ballot during Goodman’s last election.
Members of the Eureka County Commission voted to approve an “Interim Work Plan” for county employees on Wednesday that will require them report to county offices on Monday while still following social-distancing and other safety precautions designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Eureka County, which is the northeastern part of the state and has a population just over 2,000, has no reported positive COVID-19 cases.
With the COVID-19 response squeezing resources and causing an abrupt fall in revenue, public entities across Nevada face a daunting task. Without federal intervention, cuts and furloughs are on the table as budget managers guide agencies through the bleak end of the fiscal year — with projected revenue cut in half, in some cases — and brace for more uncertainty to come.
It’s the latest move by a rural county in the state to defy the ongoing emergency orders issued by Gov. Steve Sisolak shutting down nonessential business and most aspects of public life in the state to avoid continued spread of COVID-19. The vote comes a day before Sisolak is scheduled to give more details of the state’s reopening plan.
As the years-long fight over the stalled development of the Badlands golf course drags into the new decade, Las Vegas City Attorney Brad Jerbic has sought the help of one-time Ammon Bundy lawyer Dan Hill’s law firm to defend the city in “all of the currently-pending ‘Badlands’ litigations.”