North Las Vegas Had No Choice

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By John Restrepo –  Special to the Las Vegas Review-Journal

I have watched the North Las Vegas economy deteriorate over the past five years to a point that now warrants emergency action, and I have also reviewed firsthand the cities finances as a volunteer member of its 2010 Strategic Budget Priorities Process Committe. The fact is this recession has inalterably changed the economic and fiscal landscape of our state, and North Las Vegas is the first – but won’t be the last – local government to confront this new reality.   READ FULL ARTICLE.