Las Vegas City Council met on Wednesday, Feb. 5,. Below are some agenda items that may be of interest. Get the agenda.
Agenda Item 38 – New Director of Youth Development and Social Innovation: City Council ratified Dr. Tammy Malich as the Director of Youth Development and Social Innovation Department. Following a competitive local and national search, Dr. Tammy Malich was offered, and accepted, the position of Director of Youth Development and Social Innovation, pending City Council ratification. Dr. Malich was born and raised in Las Vegas and has worked in public education for 29 years. She has experience as a teacher, dean of students, assistant principal and principal and has served in elementary, middle and high schools. Currently, Dr. Malich serves as the Assistant Superintendent of the Education Services Division for the Clark County School District. In this role, Dr. Malich oversees all of alternative education, due process and adjudication, attendance enforcement, bullying/cyberbullying, Safe and Drug Free Schools, school climate initiatives and SafeVoice Nevada. Over the past two years, Dr. Malich served as the point of contact between the District and the city for all partnership initiatives. Dr. Malich holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University; a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from National University.
Agenda Item 39 – Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program Grant Recommendations: The Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP) is a collaboration of youth, neighborhood associations and government, allowing youth to take part on youth-led, youth-driven projects of their own design. To complete these projects, YNAPP provides grants of up to $1,000 each to youth groups, which then must match the grant amount with volunteer labor, supplies or cash. Through YNAPP, youth acquire skills in leadership and teamwork while contributing to their communities. The $42,822.08 allocated to this year's YNAPP project teams will leverage a community match of over $488,426 in volunteer labor, in-kind donations of goods and services and/or financial contributions.
Agenda Item 58 – Fremont Street Experience Update: Patrick Hughes, President and CEO of the Fremont Street Experience, provided an update to the Las Vegas City Council and the general public of the Viva Vision canopy upgrade, which is a project jointly funded by Fremont Street Experience, the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency and the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority.
Agenda Item 59 – Huntridge Theater Update: ABEYANCE At the November 6, 2019 City Council meeting, the City Council unanimously approved the Purchase and Sale Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions to facilitate the purchase of 2.63 acres located at the southeast corner of East Charleston Boulevard and South Maryland Parkway to J Dapper. The City Council requested monthly updates on this transaction, which includes the historic Huntridge Theater.
Agenda Item 60 – Residential Rental Housing Inspection Program: Staff reported on a proactive Residential Rental Housing Inspection Program that will promote safe, attractive and well maintained housing for our community members through the use of regular inspections, education and enforcement of adopted city, county, state codes and standards. Furthermore, a fee-based program may allow this program to be self-supporting. This program would inspect for all fire code compliance, property maintenance issues and other violations, systematically with a focus on the older construction in the downtown areas. The goal is to verify all residential and multifamily housing is safe and that tenants have habitable conditions to live. The program will include multiple aspects to include a rental registry, inspection program with 3rd party certification available and training program.