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Old 01-07-2009, 05:28 PM
 
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Why are most of the suburbs of Las Vegas unincorporated?
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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because they didn't want to join the city of las vegas, so by becoming unincorporated townships they cannot be annexed by the city...i believe it was due to water restrictions or keeping their rural ways or something like that...i can't remember the real reason, i used to know...
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: NorCal and Vegas!
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This article from the LV Sun a few years ago might help answer your question.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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This article from the LV Sun a few years ago might help answer your question.
A great find Tiger. The Sun did not get it all right but close. Lone Mountain for instance does have a town board and basically has all the same things as Paradise...just is not an "official" town. Nobody out here can figure out a reason why we want to be.

I would also note that unincorporated Clark County is somewhat less governed than the cities. Milder leash laws. More permissive usage laws...etc.

But what is even stranger is the City people get to vote for the Clark County Commissioners even though they govern only the unincorporated areas.

And note that CCSD and the Health District are actually state agencies with no connection to the Clark County Commission.

It is a wonderful web we weave. And Goodman is right. We ought to have a single government.

But I think it will be only after the snowball fight in hell ends that will occur.
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