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SOUTHERN NEVADA REGIONAL PLANNING COALITION ACT

Chapter 489, Statutes of Nevada 1999

AN ACT relating to regional planning; revising the composition of the debt management commission in certain counties; providing for the creation of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition; establishing a governing board; prescribing the powers and duties of the Board; establishing a technical committee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

[Approved: June 8, 1999]

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

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

      Sec. 3.  Definitions.  As used in sections 4 to 16, inclusive, of this act, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in sections 4, 5 and 6 of this act have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2530)

      Sec. 4.  “Board” defined.  “Board” means the governing body of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2530)

      Sec. 5.  “Coalition” defined.  “Coalition” means the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition created pursuant to section 7 of this act.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2530)

      Sec. 6.  “Committee” defined.  “Committee” means the technical committee to the coalition created pursuant to section 14 of this act.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2530)

      Sec. 7.  Creation and composition.  The Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition is hereby created, consisting of Clark County, the City of Las Vegas, the City of North Las Vegas, the City of Henderson, Boulder City and the Clark County School District.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2530)

      Sec. 8.  Governing Board: Membership; terms and replacement of members.

      1.  The Coalition must be governed by a Board consisting of 10 members.

      2.  The members of the Board must be appointed as follows:

      (a) Two members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Clark County from its membership, one of whom is a member of the debt management commission established pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 350.0115;

      (b) Two members appointed by the City Council of the City of Las Vegas from its membership, one of whom is a member of the debt management commission established pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 350.0115;

      (c) Two members appointed by the City Council of the City of North Las Vegas from its membership, one of whom is a member of the debt management commission established pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 350.0115;

      (d) Two members appointed by the City Council of the City of Henderson from its membership, one of whom is a member of the debt management commission established pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 350.0115;

      (e) One member appointed by the City Council of Boulder City from its membership who is a member of the debt management commission established pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 350.0115; and

      (f) One member appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Clark County School District from its membership who is a member of the debt management commission established pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 350.0115.

      3.  The term of each member of the Board is coterminous with his or her term of elected office unless the public entity that appointed such member revokes his or her appointment to the Board.

      4.  If a member is unable to serve for the duration of his or her term or has his or her membership revoked, the position of the member becomes vacant. A vacancy on the Board must be filled by the authority which was entitled to appoint the member whose position is vacant. A vacancy must be filled within 45 days after the departure of the member. The term of a member appointed by the Board to fill a vacancy is the remainder of the term of the member whose position is vacant.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2530; A—Ch. 417, Stats. 2001 p. 2119)

      Sec. 9.  Governing Board: Meetings; quorum; voting.

      1.  The Board shall meet once every 2 months at a time and place designated by the Chair of the Board. The Board may hold special meetings as often as the needs of the Board require, upon notice to each member of the Board.

      2.  The Board shall provide notice of a meeting in the manner prescribed by NRS 241.020.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 and NRS 241.0355:

      (a) A majority of the members of the Board constitutes a quorum; and

      (b) All actions must be adopted by at least a majority of the members present and constituting the quorum at such a meeting.

      4.  The affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the members of the Board is necessary to pass an action relating to:

      (a) A budgetary matter or a matter which involves an expenditure of public money; or

      (b) A contract or other instrument that creates a binding legal obligation on a public entity.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2531; A—Ch. 255, Stats. 2001 p. 1135; Ch. 90, Stats. 2003 p. 523)

      Sec. 10.  Governing Board: Election of officers; terms of initial officers.

      1.  The Board shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair from its membership at the first meeting of each calendar year.

      2.  The term of the initial Chair and Vice Chair expires on the date on which the first meeting is held in the year 2000.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2531)

      Sec. 11.  Governing Board: Rules for management; annual budget.  The Board shall:

      1.  Adopt rules or bylaws that govern its management and affairs, including, without limitation, rules or bylaws pertaining to the attendance of members of the Board at meetings of the Board.

      2.  Prepare and adopt an annual budget.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2531; A—Ch. 417, Stats. 2001 p. 2119)

      Sec. 12.  Governing Board: Employment and duties of staff.  The Board may employ such professional, technical and support staff as it deems necessary and shall prescribe specific duties for such staff.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2531)

      Sec. 13.  Governing Board: General duties.  The Board shall:

      1.  Consult with and request recommendations from a regional organization, governmental agency or other public entity that may be affected by a decision of the Board; and

      2.  Take all other actions necessary to carry out the provisions of this act.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2531)

      Sec. 14.  Technical Committee: Creation; composition; powers and duties.

      1.  The Technical Committee to the Coalition consisting of the County Manager of Clark County, the Superintendent of the Clark County School District, and the city managers of the City of Las Vegas, the City of Henderson, the City of North Las Vegas and Boulder City, or an appointee of such an entity who is an employee of the entity, is hereby created to provide assistance to the Coalition.

      2.  In performing its duties, the Committee may request the participation of representatives of regional agencies, including, without limitation, the Regional Transportation Commission, the Clark County School District, the Regional Flood Control District, the Clark County District Board of Health, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and Public Utilities.

      3.  The Committee shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair from its membership.

      4.  The Committee shall meet as often as is necessary to provide assistance to the Board. The Chair shall determine the time and place of the meetings of the Committee and the method of providing notice of meetings.

      5.  The Committee shall perform such duties as the Board may require.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2531)

      Sec. 15.  Governing Board: Powers.  The Board may:

      1.  Develop policies for Clark County which may include, without limitation, policies for:

      (a) The promotion of orderly development, coordinated land use planning and the efficient provision of services to urban areas, including, without limitation, roads, water and sewer service, police and fire protection, mass transportation, libraries and parks;

      (b) Protection of the environment;

      (c) Recreational programs, including, without limitation, programs for regional trails and open space;

      (d) Economic development and employment; and

      (e) Affordable housing.

      2.  Carry out and manage the strategic plan and recommendations for financing infrastructure adopted by the Southern Nevada Strategic Planning Authority, or its successor.

      3.  Compile and coordinate a regional and local database for Clark County, including, without limitation, a comprehensive regional master plan with land use designations and a geographic information system.

      4.  Establish standard projections for population.

      5.  Recommend methods for increasing the efficiency of and reducing the cost of furnishing governmental services.

      6.  Make recommendations for the disposal of federal land.

      7.  Establish methods for resolving disputes relating to annexation, future land use, zoning and development that arise between jurisdictions, including, without limitation, identification of the spheres of influence of the jurisdictions. As used in this subsection, “sphere of influence” means an area into which a jurisdiction plans to expand.

      8.  Establish a program of incentives to encourage regional strategic planning for economic development, including, without limitation, joint activities relating to the creation of jobs, agreements for revenue sharing, education, transportation, law enforcement, water and sewer services, and parks and recreation.

      9.  Develop a regional park plan in coordination with the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, organized pursuant to NRS 543.240.

      10.  Consider any issues of regional significance as determined appropriate by the Board.

      11.  Review:

      (a) Master plans adopted by the governing body of the county and each city in the county;

      (b) The annual plan for capital improvements prepared by the governing body of each local government in the county pursuant to NRS 278.0226; and

      (c) Plans for capital improvements, facilities plans or other similar plans adopted by:

             (1) The Regional Transportation Commission of Clark County;

             (2) The Southern Nevada Water Authority, created on July 25, 1991, by a cooperative agreement entered into on that date pursuant to the provisions of NRS 277.080 to 277.180, inclusive;

             (3) The Board of Trustees of the Clark County School District;

             (4) The Clark County District Board of Health; and

             (5) The Board of Directors of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, organized pursuant to NRS 543.240.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2532)

      Sec. 16.  Governing Board: Formation of subcommittees.

      1.  The Board shall establish:

      (a) A subcommittee to address issues relating to the disposal of federal land and report its activities to the Board. The subcommittee must consist of:

             (1) The members of the Board who are members of the Board of County Commissioners of Clark County;

             (2) The Mayors of the City of Henderson, the City of Las Vegas and the City of North Las Vegas; and

             (3) A representative of the Federal Bureau of Land Management and a member selected by the United States Air Force, who are nonvoting members.

      (b) A subcommittee to carry out the duties of the Clark County Clearinghouse Council, created on July 6, 1993, by a cooperative agreement entered into on that date pursuant to the provisions of NRS 277.080 to 277.180, inclusive, and to report its activities to the Board. The subcommittee must be composed of six members as follows:

             (1) One member appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Clark County from its membership;

             (2) One member appointed by the City Council of the City of Las Vegas from its membership;

             (3) One member appointed by the City Council of the City of North Las Vegas from its membership;

             (4) One member appointed by the City Council of the City of Henderson from its membership;

             (5) One member appointed by the City Council of Boulder City from its membership; and

             (6) One member appointed by the City Council of the City of Mesquite from its membership.

      2.  The Board may form other subcommittees as it deems appropriate.

      3.  The Board may appoint additional members of the subcommittees formed pursuant to subsection 1 as the board deems appropriate.

      (Ch. 489, Stats. 1999 p. 2533)