Clark County commissioners discussing need for constable's office
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There was controversy today at the meeting of the Clark County commissioners.
The commissioners met this morning and one of the topics of conversation was the need for the Las Vegas Township Constable's Office.
The whole thing started after Constable John Bonaventura was recently picked up for driving under the influence in an official vehicle.
Bonaventura says that he is the subject of a smear campaign by county officials who want to get rid of his office.
He says that the constable's office is still crucial and commissioners are just after him and not out to save taxpayer dollars.
Some commissioners say that Bonaventura's $100,000 salary is a waste because of the constable's responsibilities, which includes serving eviction notices, and that those responsibilities could easily be taken care of by Las Vegas police.
If commissioners decide to get rid of the constable's office, it wouldn't happen until the end of Bonaventura's term in two years.
Action News has a crew at the meeting and will update this story later with new information.