Local residents are invited to a series of neighborhood meetings to provide input as Clark County formulates a Local Recovery Plan that seeks to achieve lasting, measurable community improvements. These meetings supplement a series of public stakeholder meetings being held at the Clark County Government Center and a short survey residents are asked to take.
Residents are asked to provide input on the impacts of the pandemic and barriers to recovery and on how to spend federal funds as part of a plan to target underserved populations and those disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Residents will be asked questions such as:
- How did the pandemic affect your family, neighbors, neighborhood and/or business?
- What types of assistance would have been helpful to overcome these challenges?
- Are there forms of assistance that will reduce the burdens of the pandemic?
- Are there other forms of assistance that will solve the root causes of these challenges?
- What hasn’t been shared that you would like us to know?
Upcoming neighborhood meetings (several have already been held):
- Thursday, July 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m. with Commissioners Tick Segerblom and William McCurdy II and Las Vegas Councilwoman Olivia Diaz at the East Las Vegas Library, 2851 E. Bonanza Rd. in Las Vegas.
- Monday, July 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. with Commissioner Segerblom at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center Theater at 3130 McLeod Dr. in Las Vegas.
- Tuesday, July 27, 9-10 a.m. with Commissioner Justin Jones and Nevada State Sen. Marilyn Dondero Loop at the Desert Breeze Community Center at 8275 Spring Mountain Rd. in Las Vegas.
- Thursday, July 29, 10-11 a.m. with Commissioner Justin Jones at the Sandy Valley Community Center at 650 W Quartz Ave. in Sandy Valley. Staff from Congresswoman Susie Lee’s office will be in attendance.
- Thursday, July 29, 5:30-7 p.m. with Commissioner William McCurdy II at the Pearson Community Center, 1625 W Carey Ave. in North Las Vegas.
One stakeholder meeting remains:
- Tuesday, July 20 – Health and Infrastructure will be the topic in a meeting of the Clark County Commission at the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas. This meeting will immediately following the conclusion of the regular County Commission meeting but not before 11 a.m. The board is looking for information about the need for future investment in public health, water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.
Community stakeholders participating in the Government Center meetings should provide a brief overview of potential programs and services that may be funded using State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Requests should include addressing housing, shelter, small business, unemployed, underemployed, workforce, public health, safety, water, sewer and broadband programs or services needed to address the challenges our hardest-hit communities are facing. Stakeholders should review the background materials pertinent to each meeting provided with the posted Clark County Commission agendas found at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.
More information about these efforts may be found on the County’s American Rescue Plan Act web pages.
“These federal resources are incredibly valuable,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, “and community input is critically important as we formulate a robust plan that best addresses what we need to build a strong, equitable recovery for Southern Nevada.”
“These funds provide a unique opportunity to address not just the immediate needs of Clark County households, but also some fundamental shortcomings with affordable housing, healthcare and other deficiencies that affect our ability to achieve a full recovery for Southern Nevada,” said Commission Vice Chairman Jim Gibson.
“The pandemic has been detrimental to so many Las Vegas-area families, particularly those in neighborhoods that were already hurting,” said Commissioner McCurdy. “We really need to focus this plan on serving the needs of the underserved and those who were disproportionately affected by the pandemic.”
The Clark County Commission will receive a full report on the information gathered from community meetings, stakeholders and constituents to consider in developing the County’s Recovery Plan. The County is required to submit a Recovery Plan to the U.S. Treasury Department by Aug. 31 outlining how it will respond to the pandemic and promote economic recovery.
The Government Center stakeholder meetings are being aired lived on Clark County Television (CCTV) and streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live, www.Facebook.com/ClarkCountyNV and www.Twitter.com/ClarkCountyNV. CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4/1004 on Cox cable and on CenturyLink on Channels 4 and 1004 as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3. One may watch CCTV on streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV via the YouTube app.
As for previous stakeholder meetings, topics focused on “Hard-Hit Communities and Assistance to Households,” affordable housing and small business and workforce training.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.