Las Vegas City Council will met on Wednesday, June 17, at 9 a.m.
Agenda Item 19 – Equipment for Innovation District Connected Roadway Solution Project: City Council approved a donation from Cisco Systems, Inc., to support the city’s connected intersection infrastructure within the Downtown Innovation District. The Innovation District Connected Roadway Solution Project is an innovative and future thinking project that will ultimately increase the livability within the city of Las Vegas and provide a connected and intelligent transportation network. Cisco together with their third party partners will be providing professional services and implementation support for deployment of the connected infrastructure at twenty-five (25) intersections within the Innovation District. The Project will include services for the deployment and integration of Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) radios at twenty-five (25) intersections, three (3) LiDAR enabled intersections, data storage and management, device management, and knowledge transfer to educate City team about the system.
Agenda Item 28 – Collective Bargaining Agreement with the International Association of Firefighters – Local 1285: Senior City Management and LVCEA leadership have reached a tentative agreement on a one-year collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement will be in effect from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 and includes a 3.23% one-time lump sum payment for all eligible employees in-lieu of an ongoing cost of living adjustment. The projected cost of the new agreement for fiscal year 2021 is $2.9M.
Agenda Item 29 – Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Las Vegas City Employees’ Association: Senior City Management and IAFF leadership have reached a tentative agreement on two-year collective bargaining agreements. The new agreements will be in effect from June 30, 2019 to June 30, 2021 and includes a 5.5% one-time lump sum Hazard Pay payment in-lieu of an ongoing cost of living adjustment. The projected cost of the new agreements for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 is $3.412M.
Agenda Item 30 – New City Attorney: City Council selected Bryan Scott as the new City Attorney. Scott began his career with the city in 1996 as a Deputy City Attorney and subsequently promoted to Assistant City Attorney, and then to Senior Assistant City Attorney. Prior to his career with the city, he was in private practice for four and one-half years. He holds his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College.
Agenda Items 31 to 36 – Department of Housing and Urban Development Annual Action Plan: In order to receive federal and state funds for housing, homeless, and community development activities, the city must submit an Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HUD FY2020-2021 Annual Action Plan outlines activities that will be undertaken by the City of Las Vegas for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Funding sources include CDBG, ESG, HOME and HOPWA funds from HUD, State HOME, and Account for Affordable Housing Trust funds from the State of Nevada Housing Division. No project may commit and/or expend any funds prior to compliance with 24 CFR Part 58 and final notification. The plan secures $9,870,094 in HUD funds and $1,255,096 in state funds for housing, homeless and community development activities. City council approved the plan.
Agenda Item 37 – Supplies for Tickets Program Extension: City Council approved a two-week extension of the temporary program by which fines for qualifying parking infractions may be paid by means of the donation of school supplies in lieu of the payment. Due to COVID-19 and the temporary stoppage of the issuance of qualifying parking tickets, Parking Services requested a two-week extension of this temporary program allowing a recipient of a qualifying parking infraction issued between June 1 and July 14, 2020, to donate a new, unwrapped school supply of equal or greater value than the ticket fine, from June 1, 2020, through August 13, 2020. The recipient of the donations will be The Teacher EXCHANGE, a local 501(c)3 organization that provides resources to Southern Nevada public school teachers.
Agenda Item 41 – Updated Penalty Provisions to the Crime of Battery/ Domestic Violence: Last October the City Council adopted an ordinance creating a city misdemeanor crime of battery which constitutes domestic violence, now codified as LVMC Chapter 10.32. That chapter is intended to parallel State law on the same subject. During its 2019 Legislative Session, the Nevada Legislature adopted minor amendments to penalties regarding the State crime, some of which do not go into effect until July 1. 2020. City Council adopted this bill to amend LVMC 10.32.020 to update penalty provisions to conform to those State-law changes that become effective July 1, 2020.
Agenda Item 66 – Huntridge Theater Update: 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.