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SAVE RED ROCK GOES TO COURT TO DEFEND ITS RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST SPRAWL DEVELOPMENT, Feb. 9
WHAT: Save Red Rock (SRR), a grassroots conservation organization, will argue against Clark County on two motions in court on Thursday, Feb. 9, that include Clark County’s motion for partial summary judgment and SRR’s motion under Nevada’s anti-SLAPP statute, addressing SRR’s right to free speech.
The County’s taxpayer-funded lawsuit is an attempt to silence SRR’s opposition and right to address issues at County meetings in response to a concept plan presented by developer Gypsum Resources, LLC (Gypsum) asking County to rezone land currently deemed rural to a non-conforming high-density zoning.
The Gypsum plan includes a 2,010-acre development with more than 5,000 homes on Blue Diamond Hill, located within Red Rock Canyon adjacent to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA).
SRR’s petition to preserve the RRCNCA’s rural character generated an outpouring of support of concerned Clark County residents and has already surpassed more than 33,000 signatures.
Heather Fisher, SRR President, and SRR Board Members
Justin Jones, SRR Legal Counsel
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. (press avail prior to 9:00 a.m. hearing)
Clark County Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Press avail will take place on sidewalk on East side of Justice Center entrance
Contact Jennifer Bradley at 702.234.9385 if you will be attending.
Save Red Rock is a group of concerned citizens working to preserve the safety, serenity, and scenic nature of Red Rock Canyon. The group strives to protect the rural character and prioritize recreational and environmental needs over other uses not conducive to the primary uses as determined for the canyon area. For more information visit www.SaveRedRock.com or connect with Save Red Rock on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.