AG Aaron Ford
NV Attorney General
Attorney General Ford Releases Statement on 2021 Inauguration, Urges Unity
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford released the following statement regarding the 2021 Inauguration:
“I am thrilled to officially congratulate our 46th President of the United States Joe Biden and 49th Vice President Kamala Harris on being sworn in to office. Last year was rife with trials and tribulations. This year provides an opportunity toward recovery, change, and unity.
Today’s peaceful transition of power, which is critical to our democracy, stands in contrast to events of recent weeks. But our Country persisted, and we just witnessed one of our most sacred traditions established to ensure that only the will of the people dictates our elected leadership.
On Monday, we celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King, who famously said: ‘We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.’ At a time when family and friends are here one day and gone the next due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and neighbors are divided against each other, we pray for the President to lead with love, justice and humanity.
We, too, must live our daily lives with love, justice and humanity, denouncing the spread of fear, hatred, and injustice. We must take care of each other during these challenging times. I encourage every individual to continue to wear their mask, receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and be kind to one another. The future of our nation depends on what we do right now, this year.”
5:30pm Traffic crash at Research Way and College Parkway. Watch for emergency vehicles. Lady driver in one vehicle complaining of chest pains.
The Carson City Board of Supervisors Thursday made appointments and re-appointments to several city committees, the supervisors exhibiting a marked preference for citizens who have served the city well. Open Space committee veteran Donna Inversin won another term on the Open Space Committee with two others – both long time residents – Mark Kimbrough and Susan Martinovich. All three endorsed the idea that the city’s subdivision construction rules might need some tweeking because as Carson City grows, room for what was described as “McMansions” should not be allowed to gobble up land in areas that are obviously better used for open space. The Supervisors appeared to go along with that scenario but with allowances that much smaller homes should be favorably viewed over larger homes.
Comments continued on a broader scale – that Carson City should encourage family friendly housing developments with easy access to hiking and bicycling trails. There were comments that motorized dirt bikes should be restricted to areas that don’t disrupt neighborhoods or conflict with hikers and mountain bikers. One such area is south of Prison Hill. There were also comments that those who use the great outdoor for fun and recreation should be courteous and tolerant with others.
Mixed in with all the above, comments were made that Carson City’s abundant wildlands should remind recreational users that respect for the great outdoors and the people who love to be among them should be part of the rules. Common Courtesy should prevail.
Other comments aimed at enhancing the quality of our outdoor experiences included more or improved trailheads, parking areas and bathrooms/outhouses. It was apparent to the Supervisors that outdoor recreation is growing very quickly and methods to accommodate that growth should be considered It was mentioned that Carson City is different from many other recreation areas is that the city has a unique tax aimed strictly at outdoor recreation which makes recreational improvements more likely to be built. It was mentioned that as Carson City grows there arises more opportunities for inter-connected trails and pathways so no matter where you live in Carson City you’ll always have convenient access to an impressive network of nature-loving trails and bike paths.
Looking at candidates to fill vacancies on the city’s Redevelopment Advisory Committee it was Mary Kay Wagner, Court Cardinal, Gina Lopez and Andi Fant. The topic of where Carson City’s Redevelopment energies should be applied lies with city’s Redevelopment Commission with final approval by the Board of Supervisors. The key is creating economic engines throughout the Carson Street, William Street and other major business areas of town.
The supervisors resume their meeting after lunch.
11:35am Mobile home fire at 112 Kentuck Lane. Fire-Rescue enroute.
11:37am Fire burning outside the home, by/on the porch. Firefighters think they have the situation under control.
11:45am Fire out. Firefighters returning to base. Nobody was home.
Governor Sisolak includes new economic moves to help pull Nevada’s economy out of the pandemic quickly and efficiently
Governor Sisolak doesn’t let even the pandemic slow him down. Sisolak this week outlined some pretty potent economic growth programs involving the latest high tech tools to help Nevada become a major supplier of electrical energy for not only Nevada but for large areas of the United States. Less Coal. More Geothermal. It’s all about reducing Climate Change. The Governor also outlined other economic engines that are just waiting to be fired up to create a whole new array of good paying jobs through innovative technologies just waiting to be put to good, productive use.
Here’s Governor Sisolak’s address to all Nevadans with other good news…CLICK HERE.
Car headed east on 580 from Spooner loses control and rolls off the pavement…
Vehicle rolled hard busting out windshield. Driver badly injured. Awaiting NHP report.