STATEMENT Regarding Clark County Commission’s Vote to Develop at Red Rock

22 Feb STATEMENT Regarding Clark County Commission’s Vote to Develop at Red Rock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Contact: Annette Magnus, annette@battlebornprogress.org, Maria-Teresa Liebermann, mariateresa@battlebornprogress.org

LAS VEGAS – Today, the Clark County Commission voted in favor of Jim Rhodes’ plans to develop in Red Rock Canyon. Battle Born Progress and the Nevada Conservation League released the following statements:

“As a native Nevadan it is infuriating to see the Clark County Commission voting in favor of a selfish developer and private interests instead of protecting Nevada’s crown jewel, Red Rock Canyon,” said Annette Magnus, Executive Director of Battle Born Progress. “Even after over six hours of testimony with record amount of Nevadans begging our Commission to protect Red Rock, they ignored the will of the people and allowed development to move forward. I hope Commissioners Sisolak, Brager, Kirkpatrick, Scow and Brown, understand that they have not listened to the will of the voters that elected them to be their voice. This vote today allows the developer to move forward. This is a slap in the face no matter how these Commissioners want to spin it. Southern Nevadans will remember their vote to destroy such a beloved area and we’ll be here to hold them accountable.”

“The vote by the Clark County Commission is absolutely unacceptable,” said Andy Maggi, Executive Director of the Nevada Conservation League. “Voters in Clark County overwhelmingly oppose increased development in Red Rock, but today Commissioners Sisolak, Brager, Kirkpatrick, Scow and Brown, ignored their constituents and the county planning commission. Those voters will not soon forget, nor will all the Nevadans that know the economic and recreation values of these places. It’s important to note that a few commissioners stood up for recreation, tourism, and a diversified economic future and we would like to thank Commissioners Giunchigliani and Weekly for doing the right thing at the end of the day.”

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