Have you ever needed to deal with the City of Las Vegas Code Enforcement Division?

By Perly Viasmensky
If you’ve ever needed to deal with the city of Las Vegas’s Code Enforcement Division, join the club. I received a letter from a Vicki Ozuna, with the City of Las Vegas Code Enforcement Division, because of a complaint from my next door neighbor who assumed that the car parked in front of my house with legal Nevada plates, registration and insurance was an inoperable vehicle, and she threatened to have my car towed away.
Anybody with a tiny bit of gray matter in their little heads would not assume that someone in their right mind would spend over $200 a month for insurance on a car unless the car was operable. But we all know what happens when we “assume.” My next door neighbor made an ass of himself and so did the Code Enforcement Officer who placed that orange sticker on my car window, assuming that the owner of the car (me) would do just that.
I had a very serious accident and had to have surgery for a knee and hip replacement and a broken collar bone. Needless to say, I couldn’t drive and needed someone else to drive me around. Lucky are those who never have an accident or health problem and consider themselves immune.
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Welcome to Las Vegas, the FORMER Entertainment Capital of the World but now the HOMELESS Capital of the Nation. And talking about the City of Las Vegas… and the beautification of our city: Do we need to go into detail when a very busy intersection such as 10th Street and Charleston Blvd. is a pig court? Look at the picture and judge for yourselves. Is this the picture you want for your ward and our city, Councilwoman Olivia Diaz?
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Now everything is a protest. I have never seen so many protests in my 61 years in this country. Recently there was a protest in the City of Henderson in opposition to the mask mandate by Governor Steve Sisolak.
The majority of those protestors voted for Mr. Sisolak, now all of a sudden they are against the man. I did not vote for Mr. Sisolak, but I respect him for the position he now holds and appreciate what he is doing for all of us Nevadans, the ones that voted for him and the ones that didn’t.
During that Henderson protest there was a man present with his five children, one of them a 14-year-old. That man expressed his opinion that he brought his children to teach them to stand up for what they felt was wrong: “The right to assemble for a peaceful protest when we don’t feel a law is right.”
That man failed to tell his children the difference between a law and a directive. A law is a piece of legislation, passed by a legislative and signed by an executive. A directive can be from a governmental agency or the executive. In this case, the governor.
The 14-year-old child of this man expressed the opinion that the mask mandate is an overreaction and that not a lot of people have died. If this child believes that over 600 Las Vegas Covid-19-related deaths are not a lot, that child is very insensitive or should get back to mathematics.
This is an almost free country; if you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t wear it. After all, what the heck…it’s your body, it’s your health, but don’t infect anybody else and please don’t complain if you are not allowed into my business by using the latest theory of discrimination and racism.
In my business: No shirt, No shoes, No mask, No service. Even if I lose your business!
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.

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