Tempers and threats flare during heated Las Vegas annexation meeting

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - It was a meeting that would give some Jerry Springer episodes a run for their money.

Monday's meeting about annexing approximately 800 acres of Clark County land into the City of Las Vegas featured, yelling, cursing, laughing, crying and some threats.

"If I personally hear a boo I will have the marshals remove you!" said Las Vegas Ward 6 Councilwoman Michele Fiore.

The meeting featured more than a dozen citizen speakers, a former Clark County Commissioner, and current County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, all who opposed the annexation. 

"I'm one of the low-end folks here. I pay [in taxes] about $50 a month, but please understand $50 to you is lunch," said Linda, a county island resident. "$50 to me is a week's worth of groceries or a monthly prescription," added Linda.

The annex plan has some in an uproar over taxes, regulations, and other issues. 

"Just because we have laws on the books, does not mean they are enforced!" said Councilwoman Fiore over gasps from the audience.

Fiore was addressing concerns over animals and rules which differ between Clark County and the City of Las Vegas.

"Talking to a number of constituents that I represent in the area, a lot of them think you've made up your mind," said Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly during the public comment section of the meeting.

They City of Las Vegas is planning to take public comment for the next two weeks and then decide whether to move forward with a vote.

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