Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones represents this area of the valley. In a statement to 8 News Now he wrote, “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They create jobs and make our neighborhoods more vibrant. I am excited to welcome a diverse mix of new businesses to the southwest valley and look forward to working with them.”
A little more than a year after it began, a diversion program for low-level offenders with mental health and/or substance abuse issues is showing promise in Clark County. Commissioner Justin Jones lauded the effort as “exactly where we need to go” and part of a broader restructuring of Metro’s behavioral health unit. He also signaled his support for moving further toward an alternative policing model, such as in Denver, where social service practitioners — not police — are first responders to mental health calls.
Justin Jones, Clark County commissioner, was a guest speaker at the networking event and he talked about the county’s efforts using the Cares Act Fund to help many [small business owners.] “Those dollars went directly to minority-owned businesses in our community to keep them open and we are going to re-up with the Latin Chamber and their leadership to make sure they continue that work supporting our small business owners,” said Jones.
With the Clark County Commission’s approval of a resolution calling for an end to wildlife killing contests in Nevada, it’s now up to the state Board of Wildlife Commissioners to decide whether to cease these slaughters masquerading as sporting competitions. [...] We commend the environmentalists and wildlife advocates who pushed for the county resolution, and Commissioner Justin Jones for taking up the cause.
Clark County is hosting virtual town halls in English and Spanish on Tuesday for anyone interested in learning about its rental assistance program and the new statewide eviction moratorium. Commissioners [...] Justin Jones [is] among [those hosting the virtual event].
"By population, Clark County remains one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. All-In Clark County is an important step in assessing and allocating our resources, addressing climate change and building a sustainable community for future generations," said [...] Commissioner Justin Jones. "It's imperative to gather input from a diverse sampling of our residents and business owners to ensure we are meeting their current and future needs."
“Clark County is doing everything in its power to keep people in their homes,” said Commissioner Justin Jones, who brought the ordinance forward. “We know that this is a difficult time so we want to take every action that we can.”
Though acknowledging a new program is necessary, Clark County Commissioners worried that with rents skyrocketing more than 20% in two years – with no signs of slowing – any assistance they can provide is only a temporary solution to a larger problem. “We can’t do this alone,” Commissioner Justin Jones added. “The state needs to step in.”
County Commissioner Justin Jones kick-started a new road construction project Monday morning which will add lanes for vehicles and bicyclists along Fort Apache Road in the southwest valley. The project will widen Fort Apache Road between Huntington Cove Parkway and Warm Springs Road to create two lanes for vehicles plus a bicycle lane on each side of the road, according to Clark County.
“Having an adequate supply of affordable housing is important for the economic health of our community,” Commissioner Justin Jones said. “These changes will incentivize developers to build projects that will serve lower-income families.”
On Thursday, Commissioner Justin Jones of District F. turned on a traffic signal at the intersection of Durango Drive and Gomer Road, allowing students to be able to press the crosswalk button, go across the street and make it safely to their school zone. "This is a very heavily trafficked intersection. More than 15,000 cars pass through this intersection every day, but I think more importantly, we have a lot of people who walk, ride their bikes, and most importantly students to and from Wright Elementary School," said Commissioner Jones.
Overall, the county is concerned about the spike in evictions because if people have nowhere to go, and they end up homeless, it lands on the county to help them. Jones said it is easier to address the problem on the front end and keep people in their homes than on the back end and get people homeless services.
Op-Ed Quote: “I’ve had the privilege of living in Clark County and raising my family here for nearly two decades. Like so many of you, I want to ensure that we have a thriving community in which to live, work and play. And for the first time in more than 30 years, our community has the opportunity to come together to shape the future of Southern Nevada for generations to come.”
Technology that can help increase safety on Southern Nevada roads will also be a focus, according to Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones, who serves as vice chair of the RTC. “With the goal of bringing down the number of injuries and fatalities on our roadways, RTC will pursue grant funding to upgrade the overall central traffic signal control software, implement connected autonomous vehicle infrastructure and modernize the systemwide communications network,” Jones said.
The "virtual bus ride" visited local businesses to learn about their transportation priorities. The event was held by commissioners Justin Jones, Tick Segerblom, and the Regional Transportation Commission.
Legislators say public education remains the most critical tool. “There’s a much broader picture here,” said Justin Jones, [...] an avid cyclist who keeps a Ghost Bike in his office to stress bicycling safety. “It’s not just increasing penalties. Going to jail for longer periods for killing a cyclist isn’t necessarily going to help the next bicyclist on the road. But more education might.”
A conversation around climate change is happening in tandem with planning for new growth is a notable development. [...] Commissioner Justin Jones has pushed for a simultaneous countywide climate action planning process known as “All-In Clark County.” It marks a significant step, Jones said. In the past, climate change had not been a central focus for the county, but Jones said it deserves more consideration when the commission makes policy.
Drop off your ballot, get a free flu shot while supplies last, and sample food from a local food truck [...] in a ballot drop-off celebration sponsored by Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones. “Voting is an important responsibility, and this is a convenient way for voters to securely drop off their ballots and enjoy some live music and good food at the same time,” said Commissioner Jones.
After three-decades and $330 million dollars the Southern Nevada Water Authority voted Thursday to suspend plans to build a 250-mile pipeline that would have pumped billions of gallons of groundwater from rural Nevada to the Las Vegas metropolitan area…. [Patrick Donnelly, the Nevada State Director for the Center for Biological Diversity] credited SNWA’s decision in part due to the change in leadership on the board including the addition of Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones, a water authority board member, who has been a vocal opponent of the pipeline.