Board of Supervisors set to analyze legislative proposals affecting Carson City
March 22, 2013
Legislation to set a higher hurdle for county general obligation bonding authority, which would affect Carson City, will be analyzed by the Board of Supervisors.
The unusual board meeting on a Monday, which is set for 8:30 a.m. in the Community Center Sierra Room, is to review four legislative proposals and decide whether to support or oppose them in this session of the Legislature.
Among the four bills is Assembly Bill 356, to work toward preserving the Nevada State Prison for historical, education and scientific purposes and promote tourism; AB268, to authorize adjoining counties to enter into a cooperative agreement to create a tax-increment area; and AB312, to change how City Charter Review Committee representatives are selected.
The bonding bill, AB387, would change existing law for general obligation bonds in certain counties by requiring a majority of citizens voting on them to approve such plans before they go forward. The change would require a two-thirds majority and bar another attempt at voter approval of the bond, if it were to fail, for five years. The bill was written to affect counties with fewer than 100,000 people.
Carson City Assemblyman Pete Livermore’s prison-preservation bill already has the backing of the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society, the city’s Historic Resources Commission and the city’s Cultural Commission, the latter pair of which are advisory panels to the supervisors.
Last week the board decided on language regarding when City Manager Larry Werner can speak on the city’s behalf if legislation would affect Carson City government operations, while reserving for the board the right to decide on lobbying positions in any cases that involve policy issues.