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Jun 14, 2021

Las Vegas City Council will meet on Wednesday, June 16, at 9 a.m. Below are some agenda items that may be of interest. Get the agenda. Watch live at kclv.tv/live. 

Agenda Item 12 – Marble Manor Public Housing Sites: City Council will vote on the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) planning grant in partnership with the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) for the Marble Manor public housing sites, located at 806 Reed Place and 1320 Morgan Ave., in the Historic Westside in an effort to revitalize the under-serviced area as it aligns with the HUNDRED plan and allowing SNRHA access to previously approved funds in the amount of $50,000 for outreach purposes. The Choice Neighborhood Initiative is designed to address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public housing or HUD-Assisted Housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits and private developers, come together to create a plan that transforms distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by revitalizing severely distressed public and/or assisted housing and investing and leveraging investments in well-functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, crime prevention strategies, public assets, public transportation and improved access to jobs. Choice Neighborhoods ensures that current public and assisted housing residents will be able to benefit from this transformation by preserving affordable housing or providing residents with the choice to move to affordable and accessible housing in another housing or providing residents with the choice to move to affordable and accessible housing in another existing neighborhood of opportunity.

Agenda Item 14 – Grant Sawyer Building Employee Parking Area: City Council will vote on a State of Nevada Special Use Permit between the city and the state granting the use of the Grant Sawyer Building employee parking area located at 555 East Washington Ave. for control and use of overflow parking. Parking Services wishes to use the Grant Sawyer Building employee parking area for the use and control of overflow parking for the Las Vegas Lights (LV Lights) upcoming season. No revenue will be collected for the overflow parking use. The Grant Sawyer Building is located directly across the street from Cashman Center where the LV Lights games are played.

Agenda Item 16 – Health and Wellness Center on Main Street: City Council will vote on a contract with SAVI Construction for the Health and Wellness Center on Main Street, a new 9,000 square foot two-story building. The center will provide non-critical minor health services and medical examinations. This project is funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.

Agenda Item 17 – Darktrace Enterprise Contract: City Council will vote on a contract with Darktrace Enterprise Immune System. The city’s Information Technologies Department has been utilizing Darktrace cyber security hardware and software products since June 2016. This agreement provides for a continuation and expansion of the Darktrace Enterprise Immune System, providing the city’s computer network with an elevated level of cyber defense protection from sophisticated attackers, including bad threat actors deploying ransomware and extortion techniques. This system also includes support for third party integrations that, together with artificial intelligence and self learning methodologies, enhance our ability to defend critical systems. The term of services is five years, commencing July 1, 2021.

Agenda Item 18 – The City of Las Vegas: Forties and Fifties: City Council will vote on a funding allocation of $500,000 for parts four and five of the historic documentary series. Part IV of the Las Vegas History Series covers the time frame between 1940 and 1949, and Part V covers the next decade from 1950 to 1959. Both films will be educational and entertaining, providing insight into the dynamic changes taking place in the city of Las Vegas during these time frames. Each film will be laid out chronologically to assure that each story is understood in the context of what was happening in Las Vegas during the decade. The selection of Boyd Productions was based on the result of their previous documentary work for the city.

Agenda Item 21 – Mutual Aid Agreement with Nellis Air Force Base: City Council will vote on a five - year agreement with Nellis Air Force Base that automatically renews for an additional five year period with the right to renew for additional two, five year terms not to exceed a total of 20 years. This agreement secures for both parties the benefits of mutual aid in fire protection, hazardous incident response and the protection of life and property from fire.

Agenda Item 36 – Augment and Amend Funds: City Council will vote on the augmentation and transfer of appropriations necessary to give the legal authorization for expenses in excess of the original budget appropriations and in the correct functional categories. The CARES Act Special Revenue Fund requires augmentation to allow spending of the new Rental Assistance and American Rescue Plan funds from the fund; the SID Administration Special Revenue Fund is projected to be over budget due to operating and infrastructure costs associated with two new SIDs; the Environmental Surcharge Special Revenue Fund requires augmentation due to an unanticipated groundwater issue at the Courtyard; the Fire Service Capital Projects Fund overage is associated with three large capital projects delayed last year due to the pandemic; Municipal Golf Course Enterprise Fund operations experienced additional payroll costs due to high demand for rounds of golf; the Building and Safety Enterprise Fund requires augmentation as the expense budget was reduced due to the pandemic but permitting and compliance activities increased; the Automotive Operations Internal Service Fund requires augmentation due to increased depreciation expense; and the Employee Benefits Internal Service Fund is being augmented to accommodate insurance premiums.

Agenda Item 39 – Downtown Civic Center Building and Plaza: City Council will hear three proposals for the design of a Downtown Civic Center Building and Plaza. Phase 1 will prepare the site, to include demolition, vacating the alleyway, and removing underground and above-ground utilities. Phase 2 will include one building along Main Street, which will house city of Las Vegas functions, and construction of the Civic Plaza. Phase 3 will be a second building along Bonneville Avenue. Phase 3 may be accelerated as part of Phase 2 depending on funding availability.

Agenda Item 40 – CLV Strong Start Academy Elementary Schools: City Council will discuss the bylaws of CLV Strong Start Academy Elementary Schools, Inc., a proposed Nevada Nonprofit Corporation. The city is authorized to undertake activities for the public benefit and to promote the common good and general welfare of the people of Las Vegas. CLV Strong Start Academy Elementary Schools, Inc., is a proposed Nevada Nonprofit Corporation that would incorporate, pursuant to NRS Chapter 82, if it is approved and chartered, pursuant to NRS Chapter 388A, to operate a charter school by the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority for the common good of the people of Las Vegas. The bylaws of CLV Strong Start Academy Elementary Schools, Inc., address the involvement of the city with the proposed independent Nonprofit Corporation, including the recommendation and appointment of individuals to the Nonprofit’s Board of Directors.

Agenda Item 62 – 2021 Session of the Nevada Legislature: Staff will give a report regarding the 2021 (81st) Session of the Nevada Legislature.

Agenda Item 63 – Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Report: Chief Jeff Buchanan will provide a report to highlight ongoing operations of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and give an overview of current plans within the department.

Agenda Item 64 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: City Manager Jorge Cervantes will provide a report regarding the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). ARPA is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021 to speed up the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The package builds upon many of the measures in the $2.2 trillion CARES Act from March 2020, and in the $900 billion Consolidated Appropriations Act from December 2020. The city’s funding portion is approximately $130 million, to be allocated over a two year period. This report will discuss the city’s funding use strategy of the ARPA allocated funds received. 

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