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Sep 16, 2019

Las Vegas City Council met on Wednesday, Sept. 18, Get the agenda.

Agenda Item 13 – Life is Beautiful Festival: The Life is Beautiful event is a music, arts and food festival that has been held in downtown Las Vegas since 2012. The Special Event Licensing and Temporary Land Use Agreement licenses the use of the downtown sites as defined in the agreement for 27 days in September 2019. This period includes site preparation, the actual event and site restoration. In exchange for the use of the sites and in consideration of the economic and public art benefits to the city, Life is Beautiful, LLC, has requested a waiver of certain license and permit fees, to the extent allowed by the city in exchange for an official city of Las Vegas sponsorship. APPROVED 

Agenda Item 16 – Sahara Avenue/ Las Vegas Boulevard South Pedestrian Bridge: If approved, GCW, INC. will be awarded the contract for professional engineering services to prepare conceptual and 30% design for a gateway pedestrian bridge over the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard South. The scope will consist of an alternative analysis to develop and evaluate varying alignments, bridge types and aesthetics. GCW, Inc. was selected through a competitive Request for Statement of Qualifications process and is located in Las Vegas Nevada. Funding is provided by the Regional Transportation Commission. APPROVED

Agenda Item 55 – Report on Cost and Impact of Homelessness: Jeremy Aguero of Applied Analysis prepared a report titled The Cost of Homelessness: Preliminary Assessment & Future Expectations.Read a recap on our blog.

Agenda Item 57 – Report on Public Safety Services: Chief Public Safety Services Officer Tim Hacker give council a brief overview of the Public Safety departments: Fire & Rescue; Municipal Court, Department of Public Safety and Office of Emergency Management. 

Agenda Item 60 – Nightclubs in the Downtown Entertainment Overlay District: Since this was approved, anyone that holds or obtains a Tavern-Limited license in the future within the district can apply for the nightclub activity under the Tavern-Limited Special Use Permit as long as they meet the security and operation requirements under the added Tavern-Limited ancillary nightclub operation; this saves the applicant at least $1,030. Security operations requirements have also been elevated to meet the public safety needs of the district.