Overview: The Southern Nevada Strategic Planning Authority
was created in 1997 to examine issues surrounding growth in and around
the Las Vegas region.1 The Authority,
consisting of 21 members (14 private sector appointees and 7 elected officials)
is currently preparing a report for the legislature,2
that is expected to focus on economic development, education, environment,
housing, zoning, parks public safety, transportation, water, sewage and
sanitation.3 A regional planning effort,
this initiative was mandated by the legislature in response to rapid growth
and concerns about economic development and affordable housing.
The above material is excerpted
with permission from "Smart Growth at Century's End: The State of the States"
by Patricia E. Salkin, published in The Urban Lawyer, Sumr 1999
v 31 n 3, p. 601. For a complete copy of the article, please contact
The Urban Lawyer.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
1 S.B. 383 (enacted
2 Ed Vogel, "Legislative
Wraps Long, Costly Run." The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/8/97.
3 Susan Greene,
"Panel ready to take on Growth-Related Issues," The Las Vegas Review-Journal,