Vote Nevada Update 5/16/2023

Vote Nevada Supporters,

AB37, which creates a Behavioral Health Workforce Development Center in the Nevada System of Higher Education, has been moved from tonight’s Assembly Ways and Means Committee 6 pm meeting to Thursday’s Assembly Ways and Means Committee 8 am meeting.  Here is the information:

May 18, 2023, 8:00 AM

Assembly Committee on Ways and Means Agenda1

  • Room 3137 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4406 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.


The Vote Nevada Behavioral Health Committee meets tonight, 5/16, via Zoom, at 6 pm. We are discussing implementing the Workforce Center to ensure we are ready to roll when this legislative session ends. If you would like to join us, here is the Zoom link:

On Saturday, May 20th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, Vote Nevada is hosting an Eastside Neighborhood Chat at the Arts Café, 719 N. Nellis Blvd.  The purpose of this meeting is to start identifying solutions to local problems.  Since I first sent out this invitation, I have heard from Vote Nevada supporters who suggested an issue to discuss.

First, we are all worried about the growing homelessness problem and the growing mental health crisis that overlaps with homelessness.  There is an empty K-Mart building on the corner of Bonanza and Nellis Blvd that is just sitting empty year after year and it is one of many empty commercial buildings scattered around Clark County.  If Nevada can afford to subsidize building another stadium, why can’t Nevada help the counties purchase and transition some empty big box buildings into social services and transitional housing centers?

These are commercial buildings not in residential neighborhoods and so in no one’s backyard.

Clark County and Reno did something similar with some shuttered downtown hotels:

Because there are empty big box stories scattered throughout the valley, if the Eastside group is successful, we may be able to export this model to other neighborhoods. 

These are the types of local problems Vote Nevada would like to work on during this interim legislative session.

If you have additional ideas for the Eastside, join us this Saturday.   If you have ideas for Reno or Carson City, please join us on May 30th or May 31st.  We will start scheduling more meetings around Clark County soon.

Eastside Community Voice Instagram post neighborhood chat at craft beer and wine CarsonCity

 Thank you for being Nevadans with me,


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