[Rev. 11/22/2013 3:22:19 PM--2013]

SOUTHERN NEVADA ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT

Chapter 407, Statutes of Nevada 2007

AN ACT relating to economic development; requiring the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Advisory Board to develop a project to make certain improvements to infrastructure in and near the Community; * * *; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

[Approved: June 13, 2007]

(Leadlines for sections have been supplied by the Legislative Counsel of the State of Nevada)

      Whereas, On December 21, 1994, President William Jefferson Clinton designated nine census tracts in the urban core of the Las Vegas Valley as an “enterprise community”; and

      Whereas, The designation was accompanied by an award of $2,950,000 in Title XX funds to be used for projects in the enterprise community; and

      Whereas, The Southern Nevada Enterprise Community so created includes the target areas of West Las Vegas, East Las Vegas, Meadows Village and North Las Vegas; and

      Whereas, The Southern Nevada Enterprise Community involves a partnership among the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, and Clark County, working together to harness resources from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to provide programs, services and facilities to the target areas; and

      Whereas, The empowerment of persons and neighborhoods within the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community includes “weed and seed” strategies to “weed” out violence, gangs, drug trafficking and drug-related crime, and to “seed” neighborhoods with social services and economic revitalization; and

      Whereas, Efforts to revitalize neighborhoods economically, to be successful, require a certain minimum level of “infrastructure” in the form of the basic facilities, services and installations needed for the proper functioning of a community; now, therefore,

 

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

      Section 1.  Short title.  This act may be cited as the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Infrastructure Improvement Act.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1782)

      Sec. 2.  Definitions.  As used in sections 1 to 14, inclusive, of this act, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in sections 3 to 7, inclusive, of this act have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1782)

      Sec. 3.  “Board” defined.  “Board” means the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board created pursuant to section 8 of this act.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1782; A—Ch. 481, Stats. 2009 p. 2771)

      Sec. 5.  “Community” defined.  “Community” means the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community, which consists of the nine census tracts designated by President William Jefferson Clinton on December 21, 1994.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1782)

      Sec. 6.  “Infrastructure” defined.  “Infrastructure” means publicly owned or publicly supported facilities that are necessary or desirable to support intense habitation within a region, including, without limitation, parks, roads, schools, libraries, community centers, police and fire protection, sanitary sewers, facilities for mass transit and facilities for the conveyance of water and the treatment of wastewater.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1782)

      Sec. 7.  “Project” defined.  “Project” means the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Improvement Project developed pursuant to section 11 of this act.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1782)

      Sec. 8.  Board: Creation; members; terms; election of Chair and Vice Chair; vacancies; provision of administrative support.

      1.  The Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board is hereby created.

      2.  The Board consists of nine members, appointed in consultation with residents of the Community, as follows:

      (a) One member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation selected from among its membership or his or her designee;

      (b) One member of the Assembly and one member of the Senate who represent the Community selected by the Legislative Commission;

      (c) One member of the Clark County Board of County Commissioners selected from among its membership;

      (d) One member of the Las Vegas City Council from among its membership;

      (e) One member of the North Las Vegas City Council from among its membership;

      (f) Two residents of the Community, recommended and selected by the Stop the F Street Closure, LLC; and

      (g) A representative of the private sector appointed by the Chamber of Commerce established in the Community.

      3.  Each member of the Board serves for a term of 3 years. A vacancy on the Board must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A member may be reappointed to the Board.

      4.  The members of the Board shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair by majority vote. After the initial election, the Chair and Vice Chair shall hold office for a term of 1 year beginning on August 1 of each year. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Chair or Vice Chair, the members of the Board shall elect a Chair or Vice Chair, as appropriate, from among its members for the remainder of the unexpired term.

      5.  The City of Las Vegas shall provide administrative support for the Board.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1782; A—Ch. 481, Stats. 2009 p. 2771)

      Sec. 9.  Board: Purposes.  The primary purposes of the Board are to:

      1.  Advise the governmental entities that have members on the Board with respect to the Project;

      2.  Identify projects that may be eligible for federal funding or funding through city and county redevelopment authorities, and request appropriations for those projects from the Clark County Board of County Commissioners, the Las Vegas City Council and the North Las Vegas City Council or the governing boards of their respective redevelopment authorities;

      3.  Carry out such additional projects as may be directed by the Legislature; and

      4.  Ensure that the needs and opinions of the residents of the Community are reflected adequately by the Project and any additional projects assigned to the Board.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1783; A—Ch. 481, Stats. 2009 p. 2772)

      Sec. 11.  Board: Duties.

      1.  On or before January 31, 2008, the Board shall prepare a written plan to carry out the Project to address the needs and issues of the Community.

      2.  The Board shall, within 120 days after preparing the written plan:

      (a) Hold at least two public hearings on the written plan, each of which must be preceded by at least 30 days’ notice within the Community; and

      (b) Approve or reject the written plan based on input from the Community received at the public hearings.

      3.  A written plan adopted by the Board must:

      (a) Set forth an adequate framework for carrying out the Project;

      (b) Set forth a reasonable period in which to accomplish the goals of the Project; and

      (c) Incorporate each of the required elements of the Project, as set forth in section 12 of this act.

      4.  If the Board rejects the written plan, the Board shall:

      (a) Provide to the appropriate officers of the governmental entities that have members on the Board a written explanation of its reasons for the rejection; and

      (b) Prepare a revised written plan and repeat the notice and hearings required by subsection 2 before approving or rejecting the revised written plan.

      5.  The Board shall revise the parameters of the Project and the written plan as necessary to ensure that it continues to address the needs of the Community.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1783; A—Ch. 481, Stats. 2009 p. 2772)

      Sec. 12.  Requirements of Project.  The Project must include, without limitation, goals, objectives and policies relating to, and feasible timeframes for achieving:

      1.  The construction, repair and refurbishment of streets, buildings and other facilities as necessary to attract and maintain the viability of successful businesses within the Community;

      2.  The incorporation within the Community of open space, facilities for recreation, facilities for medical care and other measures as necessary to ensure that the Community develops with mixed uses;

      3.  The eradication of brownfields, the rehabilitation of condemned properties and the removal of structures and facilities that create a disincentive for development; and

      4.  The identification of sources of money to carry out the Project.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1783)

      Sec. 13.  Acceptance of gifts, grants and donations.  The Board may accept any gifts, grants or donations for the purpose of preparing, developing and carrying out the Project.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1784; A—Ch. 481, Stats. 2009 p. 2772)

      Sec. 14.  Report.  On or before February 1, 2009, and every 2 years thereafter, the Board shall submit to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmission to the Nevada Legislature a report that summarizes the activities of the Board.

      (Ch. 407, Stats. 2007 p. 1784; A—Ch. 481, Stats. 2009 p. 2773)