Proponents of tightening restrictions on short-term residential rentals in Las Vegas were given a narrow victory Wednesday after the City Council approved limiting new permits to owner-occupied homes, likely significantly reducing the number of legal home-sharing units in the future.
Paltry turnout has prompted the state to take another crack at forcing cities to hold municipal elections in even years.
The seven-acre, $5.1 million Washington Las Vegas Wash Park is scheduled to break ground Dec. 12, city officials say.
Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin said Wednesday that he will not seek a third and final term on the dais, citing physical health reasons.
Coffin said that the valley’s homeless issue is one of public safety, and goes far beyond social services and “lending a hand up” and requires a steady revenue to solve the problem.
Thursday’s 6-0 vote by the Southern Nevada Water Authority board aims to keep more water in the shrinking river system through voluntary cuts. The deal isn’t done, though, as Arizona and California are still debating their cuts.
About 16 people who worked at the courtyard lost their jobs as a result, said Alexandria Anderson, executive director of the nonprofit Southern Nevada Community Health Improvement Program, or CHIPs.
The Las Vegas City Council appears to be changing course from a proposed city-wide ban on short-term rentals.
Developers will need to complete impact studies before seeking the Las Vegas City Council’s permission to re-purpose open spaces under an ordinance approved Wednesday.
Henderson and Las Vegas have claimed top-10 spots as local governments that use technology to improve the lives of residents.