Save Red Rock Prepares for Next Round at County Commission in Wake of Court Successes
LAS VEGAS, NV (November 9, 2018) – The day after Save Red Rock [SRR] dropped its lawsuit against Clark County [CC], the not for profit is preparing a public effort to defend Red Rock Canyon’s rural-open zoning laws at the next Commission hearing. On December 5, Commissioners are being asked by Gypsum Resources [GR] to approve a development plan which does not fit within its zoning laws or meet its conditions of approval, and is therefore asking for immediate, special consideration–before the new Commissioners take office in January.
SRR is moving forward with this public effort based on the immediacy of the Commission meeting and recent successes in the courts. Over the past year, Judge Weiss and Judge Early validated the claims to hear SRR on the 2011 Concept Plan question of expiration and Open Meeting Law violation, and invalidated CC’s claims that SRR has “no standing”.
“An organization like Save Red Rock is the exact type of entity to take on a crusade such as this.” wrote Judge _____ in response to the latter.
The SRR crusade continues with the Commission meeting on December 5 at 9:00 am at the Government Center where the developer is asking Commissioners to remove or modify several conditions they had required of him in order to proceed. If so, in the same meeting, he is requesting a vote on his plan to build thousands of houses, utilities and commercial centers on his mountain top property adjacent to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
“Continuation in court would have resulted in more spending of taxpayer and non profit resources, knowing full well that regardless of the results, Gypsum would simply file the same density and intensity application, again. So we chose to channel our resources to the upcoming Commission meeting,” said Sheila Billingsley, Treasurer of SRR.
The primary focus of Save Red Rock is the preservation of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Upholding existing zoning would prevent unnecessary impact caused by increased traffic, light pollution, and blight of the view shed for millions of visitors to Red Rock Canyon.
XXXXX, Heather Fisher, President of SRR said, “We have over 50,000 engaged supporters who, like us, would like to see the Commissioners hold the developer accountable to the rural zoning on his property. For us it is about the preservation of a one-of-a-kind natural wonder in Southern Nevada.”
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