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Oct 14, 2019

Las Vegas City Council met on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. Below are some agenda items that may be of interest. Get the agenda. 

Agenda Item 12 – Renewable Energy Credits: City Council approved a Customer Services Agreement between Nevada Power Company (d/b/a NV Energy) and the city that provides financial incentives to the city and renewable energy credits for a term of five years.

Agenda Item 16 – Huntridge Circle Park: City Council approved an extension to the Memorandum of Understanding between the city and J. Dapper. The term will be extended to 18 months to allow Dapper to conduct a feasibility study for thee use of Huntridge Circle Park. The scope of project includes developing design concepts for a children’s and sculpture park; a business plan to identify construction and installation cost estimates for the project; identify public-private partnership opportunities for the long-term operation of project; and, raise funding to purchase and install city approved playground equipment/turf and incur all financial obligations associated with the research, planning and development of this project.

Agenda Item 46 – Report on the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE: The Mayor's Fund for Las Vegas LIFE was launched in September 2018 to provide a vehicle for corporate and philanthropic partners to support innovative programs that improve the quality of life for all Las Vegas residents. Dr. Lisa Morris Hibbler, Chief Community Services Officer, will provide an update report on the progress of the Mayor's Fund. City Council authorized up to $175,000 annually to offset administrative costs for fund operations. 

Agenda Item 47 – Food Items For Tickets: City Council approved a temporary program allowing a recipient of a qualifying parking infraction issued between October 16 and November 16 to donate food items of equal or greater value than the ticket fine, through December 16, 2019. The recipient of the donations will be Helping Hands of Vegas Valley (HHOVV), a local 501(c)3 organization providing no-cost assistive services to very low-income, frail and disabled seniors. HHOVV’s mission is to improve the quality of life for senior citizens and their families in order to maintain their dignity and independence. The Pantry Program feeds more than 500 low-income seniors each month. All programs and services are provided free of charge.

Agenda Item 48 – Alta Drive at Shetland Road: On April 17, 2019, the City Council approved a partial roadway closure at the intersection of Alta Drive and Shetland Road as an alternative measure to a permanent full closure. The temporary median island used to facilitate the partial roadway closure was installed on August 12, and intended to restrict certain movements and improve safety. However, according to feedback received at the neighborhood meeting held on September 17, the partial closure is not achieving the intended results. The Transportation Division has received a request to remove the partial roadway closure in question. City Council approved removing the partial closure at the intersection.

Agenda Item 50 – City Misdemeanor of “Battery Which Constitutes Domestic Violence”: This bill establishes a city misdemeanor offense of “battery which constitutes domestic violence,” along with corresponding penalties. The new chapter will provide an option to prosecute this offense based on City ordinance rather than State law. Learn more.

Agenda Items 65 & 66 – Form-Based Code in the Fremont East District: The request for a General Plan Amendment and Rezoning as part of the implementation action to the vision and goals, as set forth by the Las Vegas community in the Vision 2045 Downtown Las Vegas Masterplan was approved. The intention of the updated zoning standards is to foster the development of a livable, mixed-use neighborhood for residents balanced with the continuation of the retail, tourism and entertainment corridor along Fremont Street

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