The county commission meeting on August 17 was a historic event with record breaking numbers of citizens opposing major project development in Red Rock Canyon. As popular as Red Rock has always been, this was the best showing of public support for the canyon to date. The chambers and overflow halls were packed. Hundreds of […]
Clark County Commission’s Red Rock Settlement Agreement Brought into Question Deputy DA Rob Warhola’s sales pitch to the Clark County Commission to settle with Jim Rhodes over the Red Rock Overlay ordinance receives new scrutiny.
Wednesday’s meeting fired up major disappointment. Clark County Commissioners voted 5-2 in favor of the developer’s concept plan despite an overflowing auditorium, hallways, and cafeteria and six hours of public testimony against it. For the latest discussions and continuing information on the fight to Save Red Rock, search “Save Red Rock” on Facebook. LV RJ […]
Dear Friends of Red Rock Canyon, The Clark County Commissioners’ meeting is tomorrow! (At which they will be deciding whether to approve or deny the concept plan for high density development on the mountain in the middle of Red Rock, see map.) Today is your last chance before the meeting to make a difference. If […]
July 7, 2011 Article in the Las Vegas Review Journal by Scott Wyland Rhodes Submits Revised Plan for Development on Blue Diamond Hill Picture 7,000 homes in multiple villages complete with a town square, schools, a college campus, light-industrial shops, stores, restaurants, offices, spas and parks atop a mesa. That’s what Jim Rhodes […]
It’s happening. Jim Rhodes’ company, Gypsum Resources, has just submitted their official Concept Plan to Clark County. This is the first step in the Major Projects Application for development of the mine property in Red Rock Canyon. Thursday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m. Gypsum Resources will present the same concept plan to the strategic advisory council. […]
February 24 City Life article: Jim Rhodes is Coming: his homes will rise in Red Rock, but how sprawling is the developer’s secret plan? This is the most recent article on the issue from City Life Magazine. This isn’t over. The property is still zoned rural, and Rhodes still has to convince the county that […]
One of the slickest examples of creative deception just arrived in my mailbox. A glossy, high quality color card invites me to a “Neighborhood Open House for the Gypsum Reclamation Study.” I kid you not. “Project team members will be available to answer any questions and provide insight about the history of the mine, the […]
I know that the April 21 County Commission Zoning Hearing was very disappointing to everyone (except Jim Rhodes, the district attorney’s office, and 4 county commissioners) but one thing it did do for us is teach us that it is very important to know who’s in office and how they feel about matters that matter to us most. All the reason and logic in the world doesn’t matter if there are not enough representatives in the government to stand up for it. It is for this reason that we are looking ahead to this election year in earnest.
We want to know who can help protect the rural character of Red Rock Canyon (now that the county has ripped the heart out of the Red Rock Overlay District so that Jim Rhodes could have the right to apply for higher density there).
Tonight there is a primary debate for Assembly District 13. I will be going to it. I have asked that they include a question about what they can do for Red Rock Canyon. I will let you know how it goes and also if there are any other political events that could shed light on this issue. Please let me know if you hear of any as well. I count on you to be the eyes and ears of this issue. I just spread the good word I hear.
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April 29, 2010, City Life Local News: Split Decision by Jason Whited April 28, 2010 8 News Now: Neighbors Worry About Red Rock Development by Nathan Baca