State could take over managing North Las Vegas
State lawmakers are scrambling to fund police and fire services in North Las Vegas. The last-minute effort comes as the city teeters on the brink of financial abyss.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- State lawmakers are scrambling to fund police and fire services in North Las Vegas. The last-minute effort comes as the city teeters on the brink of financial abyss.
The outcome of the debate could change the way government in North Las Vegas is run.
In Carson City, the Assembly Committee on government affairs listened to Democratic Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick of North Las Vegas make a case for Assembly Bill 503.
Her proposal would allow the city to tap into an enterprise fund designated for the repair and upkeep of the city's sewer system.
City officials say North Las Vegas doesn't have enough money to maintain adequate police and fire forces, and there are more concerns about already sharply-cut public library hours and the large unfinished Craig Ranch Regional Park.
The bottom line according to Kirkpatrick: If city leaders don't present an adequate plan by August 1, the state would take over managing the city.