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Apr 29, 2019

Las Vegas City Council met on Wednesday, May 1. Below are some agenda items that may be of interest. Get the agenda here. Watch live a recording at kclv.tv/live.

Agenda Items 11-13 – Annual Reviews: City Council conducted yearly performance reviews of City Manager Scott D. Adams, City Attorney Bradford R. Jerbic and City Auditor Radford K. Snelding. These are the only three positions in the city that are appointed by and report to City Council. 

Agenda Item 41 – Las Vegas Boulevard Improvements between Stewart and Washington Avenues: This project will include street reconstruction to incorporate street improvements to better accommodate public transportation and pedestrians as well as enhance the Cultural Corridor and Scenic Byway. City Council approved for staff to negotiate, purchase real property and relocate existing businesses/tenants.

Agenda Item 45 – Speed Humps on Elton Avenue between Torrey Pines Drive and Jones Boulevard: The Transportation Engineering Division received a request to install speed humps on Elton Avenue between Torrey Pines Drive and Jones Boulevard. A traffic study was which  indicated there are 1,120 vehicles per day traveling on Elton Avenue. The 85th percentile speed is measured at 35 mph, which is 10 mph over the posted speed of 25 mph. On January 8, 2019, staff mailed out a survey to 78 properties about this section of road and received 25 responses; 20 in favor of the speed humps and 5 opposed to the speed humps. It was determined that 5 speed humps would be installed if approved. This street is not an emergency response route. City Council approved. 

Agenda Item 50 – 2050  Master Plan: City Council previously resolved and directed staff to develop a new 2050 Master Plan as a replacement to the City of Las Vegas Master Plan 2020, adopted by the Council on September 6, 2000. City staff and consultant team - provided a report and update on current master plan activities and preliminary findings. Highlights from that report included:

- statistics on the changes between 2000 and 2019 including a population growth from 485,000 to 650,000

- a list of top challenges according to feedback; items on this list are education, crime & public safety, homelessness, open space preservation and water & drought

- the draft vision: "The city of Las Vegas will be the leader in resilient sustainable cities - leveraging the pioneering innovative spirit of its residents to provide equitable access to services and jobs in the new economy."

- identifying guiding principles: equitable, resilient, healthy, livable and innovative 

Outreach will continue through June and a draft of concepts will be competed by the end of the summer. The anticipated adoption date will be in early 2020 and staff will provide regular updates. 

Agenda Item 52 – City Manager Employment Agreement: On May 17, 2017, the City entered into an employment agreement with Scott D. Adams, as City Manager. That employment agreement was for a two-year term beginning July 7, 2017 and ending July 6, 2019. Section 2(D) of that agreement provided for renewal of the agreement unless either party gave written notice to the other party, ninety (90) days prior to the termination date, that said party did not wish to extend the agreement. On April 3, 2019, council voted to provide written notice the city did not wish to extend the agreement at that time, and gave direction to staff to schedule an annual review of Scott and to present a new draft agreement for discussion and possible action on this date. This item allows for discussion and possible action to approve a new employment agreement for Scott after the current agreement expires on July 6, 2019.

Eligible for Adoption: Agenda Item 57 – 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.