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Homelessness, police funding to be discussed at Clark County Commissioner meeting

County commissioners deciding how to enforce temporary ban on nonessential businesses
Posted at 7:07 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 11:03:22-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — One of the first issues on the Clark County Commissioner's docket is chronic homelessness.

It's been a hot button topic amid the pandemic, with more people at risk of losing their homes.

Commissioners will discuss using money collected in marijuana business license fees to help.

County officials are looking to give more than $150,000 to Help of Southern Nevada to support individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Whether the county will approve this initiative is on the minds of many. Community members have said in the past that the money could provide a significant impact on those living on the streets.

Also, on this docket is the Crime Prevention Act.

As violence continues to rise in some parts of the Las Vegas valley law enforcement is asking for more money to add more officers and training.

Finally, commissioners will allow the public to comment on the temporary cap for delivery fees from third-party food delivery services.

Earlier this year, Clark County capped the fees at 15%, but some apps are now adding an additional "marketing fee" that charges 20% on deliveries.

To learn more about what's on the agenda or watch the meeting click here.