They’re proposing an expansion of the Redevelopment Districts in the City of Las Vegas. A series of meetings have been set up to discuss this and to get input from the residents who could be affected.
The first meeting for Ward 3 is tonight, and I apologize for the delay in telling you about it. The second meeting for Ward 3 is next Monday 8/23.
I don’t believe (at the moment) that an expansion of the Redevelopment Districts will be harmful to the residential neighborhoods of Vintage Vegas, but I’m certainly going to be attending both meetings before making up my mind.
Below the invitation is the letter from Gary Reese explaining why you might want to attend.
I hope you will join me at one of the two upcoming town hall meetings in our neighborhood to discuss the proposed expansion of the Las Vegas redevelopment area, and how these changes could benefit you and your neighbors.
The meetings in Ward 3 have been scheduled to get community input on the proposed expansion of the Las Vegas redevelopment area and address any concerns residents may have. The city of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency (RDA) is looking to extend the benefits of redevelopment in areas of Wards 1, 3 and 5. The RDA is seeking input to ensure that future redevelopment meets the wants and needs of the community. The Redevelopment Agency uses new property taxes from new development — called tax increment — to invest in the community, attracting new private investment and new jobs.
The meetings will be held on:
• Monday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Mesquite Club, 702 E. St. Louis Ave., and
• Monday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.
Information on various aspects of redevelopment will be presented during the meetings including:
• What is included in the existing redevelopment area.
• The proposed expansion of the redevelopment area.
• Answers to common questions and concerns.
The RDA is actively working on many projects in Las Vegas that are generating jobs and economic opportunity. More information on redevelopment in Las Vegas and the RDA, is available online .
If you have any questions, please contact my office at 229-6405.
Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese