The now controversial soccer stadium has divided the city council into two segments: one supporting Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s pro-stadium stand and another supporting placing the soccer stadium on the ballot to let voters decide.
Just two weeks ago Councilman Bob Beers took the petition to the voters by collecting enough signatures to prove that the citizens of Las Vegas approve placing the soccer stadium agenda on the June election ballot.
However, city officials led by City Attorney Brad Jerbic changed the rules more than twice during the signature collection.
The stadium has been a controversial issue since 2014. On December 17, 2014 the city council voted 4-3 to approve the use of Park and Recreation tax revenue to be used to build a proposed 24,000-seat stadium near downtown in hopes of attracting a major league soccer franchise, according to local activist Lisa Mayo DeRiso, who together with Councilman Beers, led the signature gathering.
On January 7, 2015, City Council Bob Beers proposed putting the stadium to a vote of the people by placing it on the June 6th ballot, which was also voted down 4-3,” said Mayo DeRiso. The poll was conducted by PMI on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, 2015 and called 49,000 households of registered voters in the City.