The funding source hasn’t been determined, but the city’s Director of Community Services Kathi Thomas-Gibson said nationwide, the revenue streams dedicated to help local governments fund similar projects runs the gamut from a portion of business license fees to a sales tax increase or profits from a special ized license plate.
Jamie Munks covered the city of Las Vegas for the Review-Journal from May 2016 to September 2018. She covered education, business and local government in newsrooms in upstate New York after graduating in 2009 from Syracuse University with journalism and political science degrees. More recently, she covered government in Springfield, Illinois, her home state’s capital city.
The Las Vegas City Council threw unanimous support Wednesday behind a plan to spend up to $56 million on a new downtown municipal courthouse.
The proposed cost for a new municipal courthouse in downtown Las Vegas — up to $56.2 million — would be funded using dollars from Clark County buying the city out of its lease at the Regional Justice Center.
A pair of 26-foot-tall showgirls now greet northbound visitors to downtown Las Vegas, part of a new $767,000 display near the city’s southern boundary.
Among the reasons for the gate are improving pedestrian safety and addressing concerns for area businesses, city officials said.
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday promoted Kathi Thomas-Gibson to the city’s director of community services, at an annual salary of $145,000 plus benefits.
Las Vegas Paramedic/Firefighter Matthew Driscoll knew he had transported human trafficking victims in an ambulance.
Even as a self-proclaimed Las Vegas “newbie,” it was clear to the city’s Director of Cultural Affairs Ally Haynes-Hamblen that a slew of streets are named after figures who feature prominently in local history.
Summerlin has a policy that doesn’t allow for permanent string lights in residential areas, but the residents who love them say their exterior illumination is less Clark Griswold and more muted mood lighting.
First-time political candidate Shawn Mooneyham plans to run to represent Las Vegas’ eastern ward in 2019.
Former Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow was sentenced on Friday after pleading guilty to a felony wire fraud charge for misusing campaign funds in 2015.
Attorneys for the developer who owns the shuttered Badlands Golf Course are railing against a proposed Las Vegas city ordinance that adds requirements for redeveloping former golf courses and other open spaces and are threatening more legal action against the city.