Las Vegas City Council met on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Below are some agenda items that may be of interest. Get the agenda.
Agenda Item 9 – West Las Vegas Arts Center Performing and Visual Arts Summer Camp: The city has been awarded $30,000 in OAG funds through the Clark County’s Outside Agency Grant Fund program. These funds will be used to provide the opportunity for 50 at-risk students to attend the FY19/20 West Las Vegas Arts Center Performing and Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids, which will engage youth 10-18 years of age with mentors and master teachers in the disciplines of arts education, youth leadership and community engagement projects.
Agenda Item 11 – Las Vegas Boulevard Arches: YESCO was awarded the contract for the design and construction of an 80 foot tall double archway sign over Las Vegas Boulevard.
Agenda Item 24 – Speed Cushions on Franklin Avenue: The Transportation Engineering Division received a request to install speed cushions on Franklin Avenue between Maryland Parkway and 15th Street. The Traffic and Parking Commission recommended approval of the installation of the speed cushions at their meeting on July 25 and City Council approved it at this meeting.
Agenda Item 26 – Speed Cushions on Shetland Road: The Transportation Engineering Division received a request to install speed humps on Shetland Road between Pinto Lane and Alta Drive. The Traffic and Parking Commission recommended approval of the installation of the speed humps at their meeting on July 25 and City Council approved it at this meeting.
Agenda Item 27 – Safari Motel: 2001 Fremont LLC requested funding from the Redevelopment Agency to assist with converting the vacant Safari Motel into 21 units of market rate multifamily housing. The total project cost is approximately $440,512. City Council approved. The RDA and 2001 Fremont LLC will enter a public/private partnership with the developer on the property located at 2001 Fremont St. commonly known as the Safari Motel. As a condition to the award, 2001 Fremont LLC has agreed to renovate the historic neon sign to its original condition.
Agenda Item 28 – Workforce Connections Report: Workforce Connections is Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB) and is responsible for the operation of the One-Stop Delivery System that includes the counties of Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda. Workforce Connections works with employers and the community to connect job seekers to education, job training and employment opportunities. Stavan Corbett, External Relations Manager, gave an update on current workforce development strategic initiatives and investment cycles related to the city. They are working on more resources at the Historic Westside School, CSN campuses and libraries as well as an adult education school in downtown,
Agenda Item 30 – Parks & Rec Report: Greg A. Weitzel, director of Parks and Recreation, provided an update on activities, programs, park projects and improvements. In the last fiscal year, we provided programs and services to a large part of the community: 5.4 sports fields/ park pavilion users; 1.3 million people utilizing our facilities; and 619,383 registered participants. Our team is currently working on 14 projects around the city; these include thee development of new parks and facilities as well as updates to already existing areas. Read a recap here.
Agenda Item 32 – Working Group for Homelessness: AB73, which was approved by the 80th (2019) Legislature, requires the creation of a temporary working group by Oct. 1, 2019, to address issues related to homelessness. The working group must include representatives from Clark County and the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Mesquite as well as representatives involved in the work of preventing homelessness. The working group shall be charged with issuing a report to be presented at a public meeting of each governing body no later than Oct. 1, 2020, to include recommendations to reduce homelessness and sources of funding to implement such recommendations. The final group shall be comprised of 8-12 members in coordination with each of the other participating jurisdictions, and shall include at least one staff appointment per jurisdiction and a minimum of two and up to a maximum of six appointees from within the community focused on homeless issues or initiatives. City Council appointed Government Affairs Executive Shani J. Coleman and Deacon Thomas A. Roberts as our representatives.
Agenda Item 33 – Nightclubs in the Downtown Entertainment Overlay District: The bill exempts any establishment with a tavern-limited license within the Downtown Entertainment Overlay District from licensing and regulation as a nightclub. It also authorize conditions to be imposed on such establishments regarding outdoor patron lines and outdoor speakers. The bill is intended to allow more flexibility for operations with tavern-limited licenses, while preserving operational requirements consistent with the goals and standards of the DEOD.