April 2018

comi ng NLC&M Meetings & Events 2018
NLC&M Towns/GID's Caucus
April 24, 2018, 
Indian Hills, NV

NLC&M Large Cities Caucus
May 15, 2018, Las Vegas

NLC&M Small Cities Caucus
May 22, 2018, West Wendover

Council of Mayors and Chairs
July 2, Carson City 

Board of Directors Meeting
June 4, 2018 - 11:00-1:00 p.m.
McCarran  International Airport
Las Vegas, NV
NLC&M Annual Conference
September 13-15, 2018 
Hosted by:  City of Winnemucca

National League of Cities City Summit
November 6-12, 2018
Los Angeles, CA  

Special Events in Nevada's Municipalities
City of Reno Celebrates 150 years!
May 9, 2018
City of Reno

May 12-13, 2018
Henderson Events Plaza

2018 Elko Mining Expo
June 4-8, 2018
Elko, NV

Job Opportunities
Boulder City, NV - Job Opportunities
The City of Boulder City is accepting applications for the following positions:

Closing Deadline: May 7, 2018
Full Time
Hourly wage : $25.51

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - Closing Deadline: May 17, 2018
Full Time
Hourly wage : $48.52 (Annual Salary $100,921.60 - 7/01/2018 with City Council approval)

Fallon, NV -  Job Opportunities

Reno, NV - Job Opportunities
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Locking Your Love in Lovelock

Richard Moreno
The Nevada Traveler

As one of only 10 U.S. communities with the word "love" in its name (or so the U.S. Census states), Lovelock decided to take advantage of the ancient custom and built the "Lovers Lock Plaza" on the grounds of the Pershing County Courthouse.

The attractive plaza now contains sections of chain attached to concrete pillars that surround a small garden area. Visitors are encouraged to attach their own "love locks" to the chain links. These days, the chain is jammed with hundreds of lovers' locks.

The Chinese "love lock" tradition apparently has been around for many years, although no one is certain how or when it was started. In the Yellow Mountains of China, there are miles of lock-laden chains that stretch across the landscape.

The "Lovers Lock" promotion - which, appropriately, kicked off on Valentine's Day in 2006 - has included Interstate 80 billboards urging travelers "Don't let love pass you by - Lock your love, Lovelock."

Additionally, the community offers a "Send a Love Letter" promotion on its web page, a Lovers Aloft balloon event in February and a variety of wedding packages. For information about these events, go to a special website set up for the promotion,  http://www.loverslock.com.

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Carson City celebrates being among few to be chosen for grant for Carson Street
Nevada Appeal

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., joined Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell and other elected officials on Wednesday to officially announce a $7.5 million transportation grant for Carson City.   "We received 452 applications and only 41 were chosen. Your project stood out," said Chao.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant will be used to redo the portion of Carson Street between 5th Street and Fairview Drive, connecting the two other street segments of the project between William and 5th streets, and Fairview Drive and the I-580 freeway bypass.

Chao said the project met the goals of the transportation department by enhancing safety, improving quality of life, innovating through the installation of fiber optic cable, and a commitment from local officials.  "We want to empower decisions at the local level," said Chao. "You know best what your community needs."

Chao was introduced by Lucia Maloney, transportation manager, Public Works, who also introduced Crowell and Heller.

Heller said Nevada is the No. 1 job creating state in the nation.
"The transportation needs we have in this state are tremendous," he said.   Heller also made some other news, announcing the city is also being awarded a $447,000 Buses and Bus Facility Federal Transit Administration grant to replace two buses in its Jump Around Carson fixed-route bus fleet.  He also said Vice President Mike Pence may be visiting Carson City.   "He said he was interested in being in the Nevada Day Parade," said Heller. "That means there's a 50-50 chance."

Heller touted work being done on the federal level, including the recent tax cut bill, and said his goal is the construction of a freeway connecting Phoenix to Las Vegas, and Las Vegas to I-80 in Northern Nevada.  "That is the job I want to get done," said Heller.

After the event, Crowell said Carson Street is key to the city's growth.   "I am terribly proud of our community coming together to invest in our future," said Crowell. "Projects like this are critical for the long-term sustainability of our community."

Also on hand for the event held in front of the state Capitol were Nevada Department of Transportation Director Rudy Malfabon, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, the Board of Supervisors, and Carson City Public Works staff who were cited as key to securing the grant.

"It's a very proud day for the city," said Darren Schulz, Public Works director. "As mentioned, it is a very competitive grant and it really speaks to the dedication of the city."
Las Vegas One Of 20 'All-America City' Finalists

The city of Las Vegas was named a finalist for the award, given by the National Civic League, for the second year in a row.
State Preemption of Local Authority Continues to Rise, According to New Data from the National League of Cities

WASHINGTON - April 4, 2018 - Today the National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with  state municipal leagues, released an update to its report,  City Rights in an Era of Preemption, that reveals state preemption of local authority is increasing throughout the country. From minimum wage to municipal broadband, the report illuminates the worsening trend of infringements on local democracy.  
"People who live in cities and towns want control over their own destinies," said National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony. "When states take away the ability of local leaders to make decisions, the values and will of the people are ignored."

More than half of all states now ban local efforts to combat inequality through minimum wage policy, while 23 states have denied local governments the power to enact paid sick leave policies. States have shut down local LGBTQ anti-discrimination ordinances, undermined efforts to advance environmental protection, and stifled innovation by preventing cities from having a say on high-speed broadband.

NLC's research analyzes state preemption bills and judicial activity in the areas of minimum wage, paid leave, anti-discrimination, ride hailing, home sharing, municipal broadband, and tax and expenditure limitations. Compared to last year, 19 new laws were passed that will prevent cities from helping their communities across these 7 policy areas.
Additional states preempted local governments in the following ways: 
  • 12 percent increase in minimum wage preemption laws (3 additional states for a total of 28) 
  • 21 percent increase in paid leave preemption laws (4 additional states for a total of 23)
  • 11 percent increase in ride sharing preemption laws (4 additional states for a total of 41)
  • 67 percent increase in home sharing preemption laws (2 additional states for a total of 5)
  • 18 percent increase in municipal broadband preemption laws (3 additional states for a total of 20)
Increased preemption has been linked to lobbying efforts by special interests, the spatial sorting of political preferences between urban and rural areas, and single-party dominance in most state governments. As preemption proliferates, local leaders are prevented from keeping people safe, expanding rights, building stronger economies, and promoting innovation. 
"When state laws nullify municipal ordinances or authority, the loss of local control can have far-reaching economic and social impacts in communities," said Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive and Director, NLC's Center for City Solutions. "Local control and city rights are priority number one. We know well that innovation happens in cities and then percolates upwards - this process should be celebrated not stymied."  

Divorcing decision-making from the wants and needs of community members in this way creates an environment that counters the values of local democracy. To ensure that the core values of community members are heard and reflected in the policies and priorities of government, NLC launched the Local Democracy Initiative, of which this report is a key component. NLC is also working to equip city leaders with tools and strategies to prevent and reverse preemption through peer learning, evidence-based research and policy development.