Letter to Editor Las Vegas Sun
How about a slice of “pie in the sky?”
With the exception of the logic driven negative votes by Commissioners Chris G & Lawrence Weekly, the remaining County commissioners voted yes for Rhodes after a convoluted exchange that rivals Abbot & Costello in ‘Who’s on first?”
A rambling motion by Commissioner Brager led to more questions, confused responses from the Rhodes team, more questions from the Commissioners, and the Rhodes parade to the podium as his attorneys and planners scrambled for answers to simple questions, like “How many acres are you talking about?” After a rapid vote tally that quickly disappeared from the monitor the meeting was over. My subsequent request to have the motion repeated was met by a response from the clerk that she would have to go through the 45 minutes of discussion to find it. I wonder- do any of those who supported the motion know what they voted for?
The Commissioners approved a poorly presented and very flawed, vague concept plan to build more that 7000 homes at the edge of Red Rock Canyon. The plan is full of unknowns. The plan lacks specific definitions, is full of “what ifs,” admits Rhodes doesn’t own all the land he wants to develop, and doesn’t have basics like water and access, for starters.
The Commissioners disregarded logical concerns from the public in favor of a presumptuous and transparently unfeasible project. Please tell me- why do they go through the motions of a public hearing when they know perfectly well that they will approve a developer’s request long before the meeting begins?
Patricia van Betten
5 Mariah Circle