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File #: 21-1582   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/21/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action:
Title: Conduct a public hearing to amend Title 3, Chapter 3,36, Section 3.36.010 of the Clark County Code, which establishes the boundaries of each Clark County commission district; providing for other matters properly related thereto. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Bill 10-19-21-1.pdf, 3. Meeting Handout 110221 Item No. 49.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo/Audio
11/2/2021 Clark County Board of Commissioners  

Agenda note: DOCUMENT(S) SUBMITTED: 1. Redistricting materials (9 pages), submitted by staff DISCUSSION: Following introduction of the item, staff recommended the following correction on exhibit 1, plan 3 and exhibit 2, plan 3 to read as follows: the boundary between District A and District G moves one block south from Hardin Drive to Ivanpah Drive east of Eastern Avenue and West of the St. Rose Parkway; to incorporate all of the Serene Estates within District G. The Board was addressed by David Heller, a national consultant, who advised of working to redistrict the County to ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and County laws; exceeded Federal standards which required that County districts be redrawn and permits a deviation up to ten percent from one district to another; the Board requested a deviation no greater than two percent; presented Map No. 4 which had every district with less than two percent deviation from each other; Map No. 4 was the same as Map No. 3 except for one street that was moved to include all of Serene Estates within District G (see correction above); advised that the map was in compliance with all voting rights, rules, and regulations, was compact, contiguous, provided racial balance and opportunities for minorities, two districts had a Latino majority, respected neighborhood boundaries, preserved communities where possible, kept commonalities of interest together, equally distributed the County‚Äôs population, respected natural boundaries, including main arteries and interstates, tried to keep cities together, and was fair. Chair Kirkpatrick opened the public hearing and asked if there were any persons present in the audience wishing to be heard on the matter. SPEAKER(S): Present Maria Nieto, Political Director for Mi Familia Vota, spoke regarding areas of concern including that Rancho High School was separated from the community, during the pandemic schools provided essential services including serving as a food bank distribution site and as a vaccine clinic; the options provided created two majority Latino districts; expressed opposition to any map which set Latino representation against Black representation; submitted an alternative map; and requested the Boards consideration regarding the expressed concerns. Mathilda Guerrero, Democracy Manager at Silver State Voices, expressed the need for meaningful community input meetings; advised that all of the options create two Latino districts; placed the Latino community against the Black community; Rancho High School was separated from the Latino community; communities were split between districts; Districts D and E had the least amount of residents in every scenario; maps should reflect the 2020 census data; and minorities and communities of interest should have been considered concurrently. There being no other persons in the audience wishing to be heard on the matter, Chair Kirkpatrick closed the public hearing.
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CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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Petitioner:

Les Lee Shell, Chief Administrative Officer

Recommendation: 

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Conduct a public hearing to amend Title 3, Chapter 3,36, Section 3.36.010 of the Clark County Code, which establishes the boundaries of each Clark County commission district; providing for other matters properly related thereto.  (For possible action) 

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BACKGROUND: 

Clark County Commission Districts are required to be redrawn on a decennial basis in conjunction with the US
Census. The last redrawing of the commission district boundaries occurred in 2011, based on the 2010 decennial
census. As a of result of the 2020 census process, the Clark County Commission Districts are again required to be
revised.

Attached are proposed redistricting options for the Board to consider. Each redistricting alternative consists of
two map exhibits, including Exhibit 1 that depicts urban areas, and Exhibit 2 that depicts the outlying areas. The
Board must choose only one of the alternatives to approve as the new County Commission boundaries.

The ordinance was introduced at the October 19, 2021, Board of County Commissioners meeting.