Last update: Friday at 1pm
Marathon petition turn in tomorrow in front of City Hall.
First, thanks to everyone who has volunteered on this petition drive.
Although we have three letters from the City stating or implying our turn-in date is Saturday, it turns out the law requires them to be turned in on Friday. So we’ll set up on the plaza at the front of City Hall starting early tomorrow and collect both signatures and signed petitions from signature gatherers.
We’ll have a notary public from noon on. At 11pm we have an appointment to turn in what we’ve got to the City Clerk.
We’re trying to gather the rogue 8,258 the city is requiring if it actually violates the Nevada Revised Statutes. If you can help us drive that number up, please do. Details on how you can become a gatherer, even if just for tomorrow, are at www.beers4nevada.org.
See you in the morning. And remember, for you old-time Las Vegans, the old City Hall turned 39 years old a couple of years ago, so we sold it and built a palatial new City Hall located not on Fourth St. but on Main St., one block north of Alta/Bonneville.
We need contributions for paid walkers and legal fees. Checks only, made out to “Parks Protection Committee”. Call Bob Beers at 702-592-8822.
We need volunteer notaries.
If you’re not sure if you’re inside city limits, you can check here.
Downtown, the Las Vegas Tribune newspaper, at 820 S. 7th, 89101 during regular business hours, generally from 9 to 4.
In Sun City, Bob’s dad, Frank, will gather signatures at his house, 3008 Hawksdale Drive, in the morning. He suggests you give him a call before you come over – 702-596-6389. Then he’s joining the group down at City Hall.
Excel Defense Studios, 5803 W. Craig Rd. Ste. 102, SE Corner of Craig & Jones is open all day.
We will likely have many people who are not reporting in to HQ out and about collecting signatures. Keep your eyes peeled as you make your way around town
If you would like to spend some time at a fixed location gathering signatures, we’d be happy to publicize it here.
You can also download the petition and instructions below, sign it, and call Bob Beers for notarization and pickup. His number is 702-592-8822.
We will be at the plaza in front of City Hall on Friday, the final day of the petition drive, from dawn until 11pm in front of an 11:30 pm appointment to turn all of the petitions into the City Clerk. Sorry – the City will not allow us to validate your parking ticket, but we’ll have curbside service to try to help you avoid parking fees. We will have notary public services on hand from noon until the end. Singer-Songwriter-Carpenter Matt Dorman (follow him on Facebook, he’s quite the guy) will perform in the evening – thanks, Matt! Bob Beers will accompany him on bass.
Also Downtown, Melissa LaTourneau has agreed to notarize petitions at no charge. She’s at 525 S. 6th Street 89101 between Noon and 5 PM tomorrow, then she’s joining us downtown.
The Story of the Initiative
Las Vegas City Hall, after a year of wrangling, has decided to give about a hundred million dollars of land, free taxes, free garage rent, real estate improvements and cash to a corporation which is supposed to use it to build a single-purpose stadium (for a Major League Soccer (MLS) team) at Symphony Park downtown. The vote was 4-3.
An initiative petition is underway to put this idea up to a vote at the next City General Election, where voters could overrule the City Council.
Only people registered to vote inside city limits can sign this petition, though others can be signature gatherers. Less than a third of the people who live in the valley live inside city limits. Most urban dwellers live in “unincorporated Clark County” but have “Las Vegas” as their postal service address.
There is no way to sign the petition online. The closest you can get is to “gather your own” which involves seeing a notary public. We will have several opportunities for free notary service.
I want to do more. I want to help gather signatures on the petition.
Download the documents below and walk your own neighborhood. Call Bob and he’ll generate you a custom list of voters in your neighborhood. You can also set it out in your place of business if your place of business is in city limits.
NOTE: This is a moderately complicated process. Please read the instructions twice before deciding to move ahead as a signature gatherer.
Read the instructions, preferably twice, here:
Copy of the actual petition to download, customize and print:
Precinct Maps are here:
Precinct Maps (select maps for the City of Las Vegas)
If you are a notary public and would like to notarize petition forms at no charge, please call Bob Beers.