Downtown Las Vegas leads statewide recession recovery

Downtown Las Vegas leads statewide recession recovery

One year ago, the Las Vegas City Council spent long hours wrestling with a new ordinance to make the FSE experience better. It had been drug down by street performers spending more time fighting and competing among themselves than they spent performing. They chased tourists down and extorted tips from them, nastily. The regulations we passed, and enforced, have definitely improved the visitor experience. And now, look! Downtown leads the state in recession recovery. Kudos to city staff and my colleagues on the Council!

Here’s the …

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Badlands Development

This is heartbreaking for those Queensridge residents who live on the golf course. But taxpayers should not have to buy the golf course in order to preserve course-side owners’ views. That’s what a small number of the richest of them want, so bad that they’ve threatened me with my job.

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Queensridge Home Values

Queensridge Home Values

There are 970 homes in Queensridge, many with a gorgeous view of the Badlands Golf Course, which was built on land zoned residential 20 years ago. Now, Badlands is closing and, so far, no adjacent homeowner has come forward with a purchase agreement missing the initialed disclosure that the golf course could end up houses – one of those things you think is never actually going to happen. The HOA doesn’t even have a say.

Even the city is rendered powerless – the only way it …

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Badlands Golf Course Closure Nov 30, 2016

Golf operations for the City of Atlanta are a hot mess this week:

http://www.golfincmagazine.com/content/atlanta-without-manager-golf-courses-after-failed-bid-process

Here in Las Vegas, Silverstone Ranch golf course closed abruptly, in the middle of the night, last year. Now the Badlands golf course in Ward 2, around which Queensridge was built, is closing at the end of this month. The longtime management company for the Badlands course had struggled along by deferring major maintenance until quitting early this year. Some of its employees formed a new management company and took the contract, but …

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My Hail Mary

The Legislature has been called to the strangest special legislative session ever. With early voting now just two weeks away, with no agreement from the League, and with the risk squarely on the collective backs of all current and future workers and residents in Clark County, the special session starts today.

Very little has been revealed. But even if you’re comfortable diving blind, the fraction of detail that has been revealed already offers plenty of reasons to not accept this deal.

Some oppose corporate welfare for billionaires …

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