Las Vegas Tribune
For the last fourteen years, Lois Tarkanian has been the city councilwoman in the city of Las Vegas Ward One area, but the Las Vegas Tribune has learned that for the last few years her assistant, Robin Munier, has been the one running the Ward.
“Tarkanian only comes to city hall on council meeting days and very rarely on some other days,” said a city employee who refused to give either name or department affiliation.
Now that same Robin Munier is trying to keep the status quo on Ward One by running for the position her boss is holding (but has been termed out), and which she has been more or less overseeing for at least the last four years.
If Robin Munier gets to be elected, the same inconsistent and the same out-of-control rules and regulations “will stay in the same order and the same code violations will continue,” according to that same unidentified employee.
On December 18 of last year, the Las Vegas Tribune reported that “Councilwoman Tarkanian, talking about short-term residences, once said that she will not allow businesses in a residential district, but as mentioned above, a mechanic shop, a car-wash business, a second mechanic workshop, and a tire sales business are all there just the same, but may not be considered businesses by the octogenarian councilwoman in her last term in office.”
Now adding to all that, early in the morning, what seems to be a portable stand selling “Mexican posole” is open for business lining up customers since early in the morning. And at the corner of Arville and Lilliput Lane, a man selling some type of Mexican ice cream has been at a stand there since early in the afternoon.
An employee with the Southern Nevada Health District by the name of Sheila explained that they go out and check on these reported violators and in many cases the food is taken away and disposed of but there is not much more they can do about it by law.
Larry Roger, a supervisor with the Southern Nevada Health District confirmed that same statement claiming that there is not much more they can do but dispose of the food and wish they don’t come back.
A drunk driver, driving at approximately 75 MPH (according to a police report) in a residential area, three blocks from a school, ran into a corner home ending in the middle of the front yard where children could have been playing. Code Enforcement had the audacity to put a time limit on it for the owners to fix the block fence or be fined $120.
Cars, trucks, and SUVs drive through that area, avoiding the corner traffic light and the school speed limit, at a speed above the limit because they may assume that the road is clear for them to speed as they wish with no police action whatsoever and a city council, Councilwoman Tarkanian, who is too busy making sure that everyone heard her when saying she would not allow businesses in a residential district and when calling out those she believed to be racist from her pedestal at the city council board.
As previously reported by the Las Vegas Tribune, the area has turned into a commercial area instead of a residential one, and after several articles appeared in the Las Vegas Tribune, the mechanic shops started operating at night instead, when the city Code Enforcement is closed, and during weekends when the lawbreakers know that the Code Enforcement officials are not allowed to work for security reasons, ignoring the possibility of disturbing neighbors who are sleeping and who have to work in the very early morning hours.
An out-of-town buyer went to inspect a residence on that street, the same street on which, just three doors down, the city denied a short-term license, and located two houses east of an all-night mechanic shop, which — after all the exposure of the unlicensed business by the Las Vegas Tribune — started operating at night, but the going rate on the property seemed “too high for an industrial area, where my family is going to live,” said the prospective buyer.
Hopefully, a new city council in that area with no connection to the Tarkanian Clan can change all those irregularities in Ward One.