North Las Vegas city leaders plan to ask legislature for $25 million
North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker was in Carson City Wednesday afternoon. Video by ktnv.comvideo
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- North Las Vegas City Manager Tim Hacker was in Carson City Wednesday afternoon.
His mission at the state capital is twofold: to give a presentation on the city at a glance and to lobby lawmakers on a bill that would change the city's revenue stream from the state.
The assembly bill (AB68) would modify how some taxes are distributed to local governments. City leaders in North Las Vegas are in favor of AB68, saying that the current formula used is flawed because it doesn't take into account their tremendous population growth in recent years.
Hacker says with the passing of AB68, the city would ask for $25 million extra to add to their base pay.
"Otherwise, we're not at the same starting point with the other communities and entities down in Southern Nevada," said Hacker.
Hacker said currenlty per-resident amount the city receives less than Henderson and Las Vegas.
Last year, North Las Vegas officially surpassed Reno as the state's third-largest city.
AB68 is currenlty being discussed by the legislature's taxation committee.