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Pizza is a beloved food group, especially in Las Vegas. There are dozens of spots in Vegas from the neighborhood favorites to the places on The Strip.

A new documentary chronicling the formative years of the city of Las Vegas is now playing. 

June 3 Emergency Ordinance
6/3/2020 7:00:00 PM
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Under an emergency action, City Council unanimously approved an emergency ordinance temporarily adding a number of items to the list of items already prohibited at demonstrations, rallies, protests & similar events. The ordinance is a temporary emergency measure taken following the violence that broke out resulting in the shooting death of a demonstrator and the critical wounding of a police officer. The ordinance expires on July 31 or can be rescinded when the violence ends.

The list includes:

  • large purses
  • coolers
  • briefcases
  • backpacks
  • fanny packs
  • cinch bags
  • luggage of any kind
  • computer bags
  • camera bags
  • strollers, carts or any vehicle propelled by humans, electricity, or mechanical means

Exceptions:

  • Medical devices and vehicles medically necessary for the immediate assistance of the person utilizing these devices.
  • Essential equipment for members of the media.

FAQs

What about wheelchairs? Insulin?

Medical devices are an exception.

Purses are prohibited?

Purses under 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches are permitted.

Media can’t bring equipment?

Essential equipment for any reporter for broadcast, electronic or printed media operating in a professional capacity for communication to the public is allowed.

What if I’m leaving work downtown?

Restrictions only apply to protesters attending or participating in a demonstration, rally, protest, or public assembly on public property, public street, or public sidewalk, or within 25 feet of such property.

What about bikes?

Bikes are prohibited under the ordinance as a vehicle propelled by humans.

When does it go into effect?

The ordinance is effective now and expires on 7/31 or can be rescinded by a declaration of the Mayor, whichever occurs first.

Why didn’t you give notice and take public comment?

It was an emergency item that the city council was able to hear per NRS 241.020(3) that allows immediate emergency actions. We did tweet yesterday that the item was being added.

June 3 City Council
6/1/2020 7:00:00 PM
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Las Vegas City Council will meet on Wednesday, June 3, at 9 a.m. Below are some agenda items that may be of interest. Get the agenda. Watch live at kclv.tv/live. 

Agenda Items 30 to 33 – CARES Act CV Funds from Department of Housing and Urban Development: The supplemental grant funds are referred to as CV funds and city received the following program allocations: CDBG-CV $3,082,302; ESG-CV $1,537,579; and HOPWACV $280,792. In order to accept the CARES Act supplemental federal funds to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19, the city must submit an amended FY2019-2020 Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plan outlines activities that may be undertaken by the city to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 until the funds expire on September 30, 2021. City Council will hear from stuff and the public as well as discuss these agenda items.

Agenda Item 34 – New City Attorney: With the retirement of Brad Jerbic as City Attorney, the City Council directed the Department of Human Resources to conduct an internal recruitment for Mr. Jerbic's successor. The Department will update the Council on the results of the recruitment and receive the Council's direction.

Agenda Item 35 – Reopening Grant: This Resolution will ratify temporary actions to assist businesses in the form of grants and to authorize specific business activities, including administrative actions approved by the City Manager, not otherwise permitted by Las Vegas Municipal Code. These temporary actions and activities include the Business Preparedness Grant Program, outdoor dining and sidewalk sales in Downtown Las Vegas, Dine Out Downtown, package alcohol delivery, curbside package alcohol sales, and outdoor activity areas for commercial centers. These temporary actions are intended to give relief to businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The Business Preparedness Grant Program utilizes $4,000,000 of Coronavirus Relief Funds from the Federal CARES Act. Some of these actions have been authorized by the City Manager already and others will be implemented following approval of this Resolution. Learn more about these resources.