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Apr 08, 2019

Las Vegas City Council met on Wednesday, April 17. Below are some agenda items that may be of interest. Get the agenda here. 

Agenda Item 14 – Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant: The subject grant will provide the Las Vegas Municipal Court with funds in the amount of $20,000, which will allow for the services of a curriculum consultant and the purchase of learning management system software to produce updated versions of the curriculum for DUI, Substance Abuse, Impulse Control and Extended Impulse Control classes offered by the court. No cost match was required.

Agenda Item 34 – Expansion of High Occupancy Vehicle System and New Active Traffic Management System: As part of Project Neon, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDTO) has expanded the HOV network to 20+ contiguous miles and added new overhead signage on I-15 and US-95 to improve operations and safety on the freeway. NDOT representatives provided a report to council on these systems. Ward 4 Councilman Stavros Anthony asked our traffic engineers to provide an update at the May 15 City Council meeting about the impact of HOV lanes on safety and roadway accessibility.  Take part in our Facebook poll.

Agenda Item 38 – Permanent Closure of Shetland Road at Alta Drive: Mayor Pro Tem Lois Tarkanian received a petition from residents to permanently close Shetland Road at the intersection of Alta Drive. Shetland Road is a public street and serves as a reasonable means of ingress and egress to the neighborhood. Based on traffic volume and crash history, the Transportation Engineering Division found no indication of excessive cut- through traffic or traffic safety issues that would be remedied by permanently closing Shetland Road at Alta Drive. Staff sent out surveys to a total of 131 residents and received 70 responses. Of those responses, 71% (50) do not support the closure and 29% (20) do support the closure. On August 23, 2018, the Traffic and Parking Commission unanimously recommended denial of the closure. City Council approved an alternate option presented on Feb. 28; the half-closure intersection will restrict Shetland to northbound right-turn traffic only. 

Eligible for Adoption: Agenda Item 40 – Social Use Venues: If adopted, this bill will amend LVMC Titles 6 and 19 to adopt provisions establishing a business license category and land use regulations for social use venues (marijuana), together with accompanying requirements and limitations. The bill includes items recommended by the sponsor and City staff; it also takes into account input from interested parties that was received during and after workshops that were held on the subject. City Council abeyed this item to May 1; it will be the last time this bill will be eligible for adoption.