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Brad Jerbic, longtime Las Vegas city attorney, leaving July 1

Updated May 6, 2020 - 6:47 pm

Las Vegas City Attorney Brad Jerbic is leaving City Hall for the private sector July 1, stepping away from his role after nearly 28 years, the city said Wednesday.

Jerbic, 62, joined the city in 1992 as the first city attorney to be appointed by the City Council. Prior to his appointment, top municipal prosecutors were either elected or hand-picked by the city manager until Nevada lawmakers approved changes to the city’s charter.

He has spent 34 years in public service, having worked in the Clark County district attorney’s office and U.S. attorney’s office prior to joining Las Vegas, according to the city.

Jerbic served under Mayors Jan Jones Blackhurst, Oscar Goodman and now Carolyn Goodman. He’s led some of the city’s biggest legal battles, including the rights to protest or conduct street performances on the Fremont Street Experience, the long-running fight over development on the shuttered Badlands golf course and the city’s recently enacted ordinance that bans sleeping or camping on sidewalks when there is space in city shelters.

In the Fremont Street case, Jerbic was credited with helping to arrange a system whereby street performers could exercise their rights within designated areas on the outdoor mall.

Jerbic will continue after his departure to work on “Project Enchilada,” the revitalization effort downtown, although without pay, the city said.

His replacement will be chosen by the City Council, but it was not immediately clear when that decision will come.

Contact Shea Johnson at sjohnson@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0272. Follow @Shea_LVRJ on Twitter.

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