Voters in Boulder City struck down a new tax district to support the community’s hospital but approved a land sale to help fund the city’s share of a third water intake at Lake Mead.
More than 60 percent of voters rejected the hospital question put forth by Clark County officials to gauge public support for the creation of a Boulder City Hospital District and a new property tax that would pay for the expansion of the medical facility.
Revenue from the tax would have been used to improve and expand the 35-year-old facility and help cover financial losses that have averaged more than $500,000 a year since 2000.
Meanwhile, city officials got the green light from more than 58 percent of voters to sell 46 acres of city-owned commercial property west of Yucca Street. The land is expected to fetch enough money to help pay the city’s share of a new Southern Nevada Water Authority intake deep in drought-stricken Lake Mead.
Voters in Boulder City also overwhelmingly approved two changes to the city’s charter. One amends the charter to bar the City Council from holding closed-door meetings to review the conduct of a city officer. The other makes the charter “gender neutral.”