The Reno City Council has decided to not hold a special election and instead appoint a new representative for the vacant Ward 3 seat, following the same path it took when filling another vacancy that emerged in August.
Her case also names the City of Las Vegas as a defendant, claiming the city acted to impede the investigation into Fiore’s assault, including destroying video evidence, and failed to protect Seaman during the incident.
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Candidates running for Sparks City Council shared ideas to address the city’s housing crisis, fill gaps in staffing and manage water usage during a wide-ranging forum Wednesday night at the Sparks Library.
Seven candidates are vying for one of three Washoe County Commission seats this election cycle, and the races will bring at least two newcomers to the board charged with making decisions about public safety, infrastructure and election issues in Nevada’s second-most populated county.
The commission acts much like a city council — approving taxes, development plans and business permits, for example — in areas outside of a city’s boundaries. Critically, the commission oversees the Las Vegas Strip, the heart of Southern Nevada’s economy. Commissioners work with the city councils and various boards to tackle issues that span throughout the valley, such as water conservation, housing and public safety.
The council oversees how land is used in the city — a critical function as Southern Nevada’s population is expected to flourish while facing historic drought and cuts to the state’s allotment of Lake Mead. Council members vote on development plans, business licenses, property taxes and how to split its $814 million budget between public safety, community programs and other projects.
As two members move to pursue higher office, Las Vegas voters will decide in November which new faces they want to fill those pivotal city council positions and make decisions about development, public safety and the future of Nevada’s largest city.
Last week, during a Las Vegas-based webinar led by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (ACLU), local leaders joined a national conversation about the bloodied and covered-up past history of U.S. slavery to discuss whether Black Nevadans should receive reparations.
The appointment process will take 30 days. From Aug. 15 through Aug. 19, the city clerk’s office will take applications for the Ward 5 seat. On Sept. 7, the council will interview finalists and make the appointment.
Getting a glimpse of career fields through a virtual reality lens is just one of the unique components of the Employ NV Youth Hub and Teen Zone located inside the West Charleston Library in Las Vegas. Clark County commissioners and various Nevada elected officials attended the hub’s grand opening ceremony earlier this month to discuss employment opportunities for young adults ages 16 to 24.
The vote upheld the clerk’s decision that ballot initiative had an insufficient number of signatures in support, in addition to textual differences between the submitted petition and the circulated petition.
As a lawsuit over a Red Rock housing project makes its way through federal court, the case filings read as a who’s who of Las Vegas politics. They shed light on the transactional nature of the Clark County Commission and how one of the state’s most powerful local governments decides land-use questions.
A Nevada internet provider won a $27 million federal grant to bring high-speed internet to technologically underserved Lovelock, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday in a swing through Reno.
Backers of a historic North Las Vegas ballot initiative seeking rent control are calling for a review of the city clerk’s determination that the petition was “insufficient” and, therefore, cannot be placed on the November ballot.
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to add an extra fee of $2 for online and onsite reservations or $3 for phone reservations for the Red Rock Scenic Drive, campground and Calico Basin Core Area. Public comments for the proposed fees are accepted until July 22.
On March 18, 2020, USCIS temporarily closed field offices, leaving thousands unable to receive their citizenship. For those who had a ceremony or interview scheduled, it was postponed for a possible future date. In order to continue naturalization ceremonies, the USCIS transitioned to virtual ceremonies, and fully in-person ceremonies are starting again, bringing joy to new citizens.