BADLANDS/QUEENSRIDGE: A Campaign Based on Lies
The Queensridge-Badlands Golf Course has generated its share of headlines and controversy. During the recent Primary Election in Ward 2, there were a lot of heated words, distortions and misinformation about the project, including:
- The developer has no right to build on Badlands.
- The taxpayers should pay for the golf course’s failure.
- The city can do a land swap with the BLM.
- The city attorney said the city can legally stop development with no liability.
- The developer is paying off Councilman Beers for his support of the project,
All of these claims were simply false. Campaign lies.
ONLY BOB BEERS HAS BEEN THE VOICE OF THE TAXPAYER.
Councilman Beers has steadfastly fought for the people, steering the city away from the possibility of paying for Badlands. His tough stance has been justified:
- Two district court judges have recently ruled in separate lawsuits that zoning laws do allow development on the course.
- City Attorney Brad Jerbic, as recently as April 19th, confirmed Inverse Condemnation could apply at Badlands.
The developer CAN build at Badlands and CAN sue the taxpayers for not allowing him to build without compensation. The lies, distortions and misinformation were all campaign fibs.
THE PEOPLE OF LAS VEGAS DON'T NEED TO OWN A FAILED GOLF COURSE.
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, fire, emergency services, roads and more.
Paying an estimated $30-$50 million to own a failed golf course and protect fairway views is not essential for the people of Las Vegas.
Councilman Beers will not stop his efforts to make sure the taxpayers don’t pay a dime for this project.
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