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Contact your government representatives today.
WRITE TO ALL 7 COMMISSIONERS and 4 CONGRESS MEMBERS (below)
CLARK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
On August 17, 2011, the fate of Red Rock Canyon rests on the votes of seven Clark County Commissioners. They have been presented with a concept plan of dense development that will forever change the nature of Red Rock Canyon. The plan has been forwarded with a full-court press by a developer with powerful legal and public relations teams.
The commissioners need widespread support to save Red Rock Canyon. Ask the seven commissioners to PLEASE DENY THIS CONCEPT PLAN AND PROTECT RED ROCK CANYON as a local, state, and national treasure.
STICK TO COUNTY ZONING STANDARDS FOR RED ROCK AND HOLD JIM RHODES ACCOUNTABLE TO BUILD WHAT HE BOUGHT. 1 house per 2 acres. Only Rural Zoning is appropriate for Red Rock Canyon.
(sample letter below)
|Commissioner Steve Sisolak||District A||[email protected]|
|Commissioner Tom Collins||District B||[email protected]|
|Commissioner Larry Brown||District C||[email protected]|
|Commissioner Lawrence Weekly||District D||[email protected]|
|Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani||District E||[email protected]|
|Commissioner Susan Brager (Chair)||District F||[email protected]|
|Commissioner Mary Beth Scow||District G||[email protected]|
All commissioners can be reached at: (702) 455-3500
All commissioners can receive faxes at: (702) 455-3271
Clark County Commissioners
500 S. Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89155
Red Rock Canyon is a popular national treasure, invaluable to the Nevada lifestyle and economy. Please let your Federal Delegation know what is at stake here and ask what they can do to PROTECT RED ROCK CANYON from a developer who is asking the Clark County Commissioners to rezone the sensitive private lands it envelops, let him build a city in the middle of it, and change it forever. (sample letter below)
|Member Name||DC Phone||DC Fax||Contact Form|
|Senator Harry Reid (D- NV)||202-224-3542||202-224-7327||http://reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm|
|Senator Dean Heller (R- NV)||202-224-6244||202-228-6753||http://heller.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm|
|Representative Shelley Berkley (D – 01)||202-225-5965||202-225-3119||http://berkley.house.gov/contact/email-me.shtml||[email protected]|
|Representative Joe Heck (R – 03)||202-225-3252||202-225-2185||https://heck.house.gov/contact-me/email-me|
|Capitol Switchboard (call for addresses)||202-224-3121|
Sample letter to Commissioners:
(from Nevada Conservation League Action Alerts)
I am asking you to protect Red Rock Canyon by voting against the proposed
Blue Diamond Hill development.
It changes the landscape of a national treasure in our own backyard.
Building 7,000 homes along with commercial centers and industrial shops
would create pollution and congestion right in the middle of one of the
region’s most popular hiking, cycling, and rock climbing destinations.
It does not make economic sense. The proposed plan places additional
strain on the already overdeveloped housing market and requires an
expansion of the county’s current infrastructure to service a new area.
With home prices at their lowest in 20 years, and with a community still
feeling the impacts of the largest foreclosure crisis our nation has ever
seen, WHY would we approve this development?
It opens the door to future developers trying to break the rules for
building in rural areas. These codes exist to limit the consumption of
limited resources, such as water, in areas with limited access to
resources, as well as to protect the natural character of our most beloved
Sample letter to Federal delegation:
For the past 10 years a local developer has worked to change the zoning and land use plans in Red Rock Canyon in order to facilitate his development of 7000 homes and various commercial enterprises. Such development will forever change the nature of Red Rock Canyon.
The Canyon is a national treasure, one that draws people from around the world and is a point of pride locally, state-wide, and nationally. If the Clark County Commissioners allow Mr. Rhodes his plans for a major project then we will have lost one of our most magnificent National Conservation Areas to a scandalous development.
The Clark County Commission meeting is set for August 17, 2011. Please do what you can to stop that from becoming a day of infamy.
Example of Published Letter to Editor:
To the editor:
I am writing to express my concern and raise awareness of the potential development of Blue Diamond Hill by Jim Rhodes. Growing up, I spent every weekend climbing and hiking in the pristine canyons of Red Rock with my dad, and the beauty of this incredible natural resource has never ceased to amaze me. Last fall, I left Blue Diamond to study music at the California Institute of the Arts and upon returning I discovered a whole new appreciation for this land’s unique natural beauty and a desire to preserve it.
Over the past 19 years that I have been utilizing Red Rock I have witnessed the increase in human traffic in the park and the negative impact that goes along with it — graffiti, litter, pollution and fires. Inserting a city in the middle of this beautiful natural resource would be absolutely devastating to the unspoiled magnificence of this natural resource forever.
I hope to someday share the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon with my children the same way that my dad shared it with me.
Steven Kai van Betten