- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) - County officials told proponents of a new city east of Las Vegas that they could be saddled with tens of millions of dollars in expenses if the idea goes forward.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that more than 300 people met five Clark County Commission members at a town hall meeting Tuesday at a neighborhood recreation center.

Proponents in the unincorporated Sunrise Manor and Whitney areas were told the cost of a new city providing police, fire, courts, parks and other government services would be more than the amount currently collected in taxes.

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City backers complain that roads, parks and police patrols lag behind other parts of the county.

The towns east of Las Vegas and north of Henderson have more 260,000 residents. A new city could be Nevada’s third-largest.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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