The Queensridge-Badlands Golf Course has generated its share of headlines and controversy. The Las Vegas City Council will decide the future use of the 180 acres that has been at the center of a contentious debate between current Queensridge residents, golf course-side homeowners and the developer that owns the land.
The one voice that needs to be heard is that of the city taxpayers.
That is Councilman Beers’ priority.
A FEW FACTS ABOUT THE BADLANDS DEAL
- The closing of the Badlands Golf Course is a ‘done deal’. It's now closed.
- The developer owns the land that the golf course is on and can develop it according to current zoning.
- A few of the Queensridge homeowners who live directly on the Badlands Golf Course want to keep their course-side views. To prevent the development, many want the city to purchase the golf course at a cost of an estimated $30 million to the taxpayers.
- If the city council does not allow the developer to build as allowed by current zoning, the developer can sue the city to force the taxpayers to buy the golf course land from him.
There are over 600,000 residents in Las Vegas. The city has a responsibility to provide essential city services to the residents, such as police, firefighters, emergency services, roads and much more.
Being forced by a ‘select few’ homeowners to protect their golf course views will take an estimated $30 million of tax money that could be spent on needed services. Owning a failed golf course is not essential for the people of Las Vegas.
Councilman Beers has vowed to not let you pay for their ‘problem’.
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October 6, 2016