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File #: 21-1537   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/11/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action:
Title: Identify emerging issues to be addressed by staff or by the Board at future meetings; receive updates on the activities of the various regional boards and commissions; and direct staff accordingly.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report
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11/16/2021 Clark County Board of Commissioners  

Agenda note: DISCUSSION: Following introduction of the item, Commissioner Naft acknowledged the passing of Tom Hawley, a longtime traffic reporter in Las Vegas who communicated traffic-safety issues to the community; advised that November 8, 2021 was the National Day of Pedestrian Safety, drivers were reminded of the heightened danger on the roadways due to the lack of visibility and pedestrians were encouraged to wear reflective clothing while walking at night; drivers were asked, as part of the Dusk 2 Dawn Campaign, to pay attention to pedestrians and vulnerable road users; the Turkey Hunt took place at the West Flamingo Senior Center on November 18, 2021; Coffee and Conversation was held at Scooter’s Coffee on November 20, 2021; and worked with Commissioner Jones and Parks and Recreation to launch Phases 2 and 3 of The James Regional Sports Complex. Commissioner Jones advised of attending the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s (NPHY) 2021 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, held at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which provided an opportunity to collaborate with partners across the Valley on youth homelessness; Conversations with the Commissioner was held on November 6, 2021 in Mountains Edge and Desert Breeze to discuss the needs of the community; celebrated Halloween with an event at Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings; the Regional Transportation Commission held a bike safety and maintenance event on November 19, 2021 at the Heritage Park Amphitheater; and partnered with the Just One Project on November 21, 2021 at Desert Breeze Community Center for the Pop Up and Give turkey distribution event. Commissioner McCurdy expressed appreciation for Veterans and advised of participating in several events honoring Veterans throughout the Valley; attended the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Emergency Room on Nellis Air Force Base on November 10, 2021 with Commissioner Kirkpatrick; spoke to students at Jobs 4 Nevada Graduates at events held at Desert Pines High School and Chaparral High School; joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in welcoming the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Alejandra Castillo, to the Historic West Side in Clark County to discuss ways to diversify the economy in Southern Nevada and build a more resilient community; partnered with the Southern Nevada Health District and community leaders to discuss messaging regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to continue to increase vaccination rates within the community; and Wobble with the Commissioner was held at the Pearson Community Center on November 18, 2021. Commissioner Segerblom advised of attending the Pokemon GO Lewis Family Park Clean Up on November 6, 2021; attended the Fontainebleau Ceremony to begin construction, creating thousands of jobs and adding revenue to the redevelopment agency; planted native trees during the November 13, 2021 Wetlands Park Stewardship Event; and a drive-up food pantry event was held at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center where each recipient received 40 pounds of food and fresh produce. Commissioner Gibson advised of attending Whitney Recreation Center’s: A Talented Thanksgiving on November 18, 2021 for a meal and talent show; and partnered with Assemblywoman Venicia Considine and Senator Roberta Lange for Wellness at Whitney: A Family Resource Fair on November 20, 2021 where the entire family had access to resources, refreshments, activities for children, and food distribution. Commissioner Kirkpatrick partnered with Shoes that Fit and Zappos on November 6, 2021 to provide new athletic shoes and a pancake breakfast to children who have worked hard on their academic achievements and participated in community service; advised that Clark County partnered with Nellis Air Force Base and University Medical Center to be the first in the country to allow the military medical center to treat civilians; visited the Moapa Valley Revitalization Project and Resource Fair on November 13, 2021; advised that Moapa Valley High School and Virgin Valley High School football teams will be competing in the Nevada High School Football Playoffs; Cora Coleman Senior Center will serve Thanksgiving dinner for seniors on November 17, 2021; worked with Carefree Mobile Home Park, children wrote letters indicating what they were thankful for, and while eating dinner the children made thank you cards for the men and women at Nellis Air Force Base who are being deployed; the Southern Nevada Water Authority offered business rebates for eliminating turf; and the Southern Nevada Health District was offering flu vaccines at approximately 175 locations around the Valley.
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Yolanda T. King, County Manager



Identify emerging issues to be addressed by staff or by the Board at future meetings; receive updates on the activities of the various regional boards and commissions; and direct staff accordingly.  





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This item is intended to allow individual Commissioners to report on emerging issues that may affect the operation of the County, including activities of other local entities and their governing boards and introduce items any Commissioner would like to bring before the Board for consideration and action pursuant to Article VI, Section E(2) of the Board's Rules of Procedure.