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Justices to consider tabled EDCCC ordinance

Clark County justices of the peace on Monday will hold their regular meeting with two items of new business to discuss.

First up for discussion is the third and final reading of an ordinance approving guidelines on how the Economic Development Corp of Clark County may use tax money collected for creating local jobs.

Justices Ricky Arnold, Darrin “Spud” Buscher, Tom Calhoon, Vanilla Hannah, Austin King and Tracy Rider are sponsoring that ordinance.

A separate ordinance drafted by Justice Jenna Scott is also up for discussion. The ordinance was originally presented to the quorum court in December, but Scott tabled it at the behest of county attorney Todd Turner.

The updated version calls for a “more reasonable contract term” and increases the term for service providers from one to three years. A repeal and replace clause has also been added to the draft ordinance.

“The purpose of this ordinance is to provide the accountability that was promised to the voters,” Scott wrote in an email requesting to include her ordinance on this month’s meeting agenda.

Monday’s meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Clark County Court Complex and is open to the public.

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  1. Scott’s ordinance is way better than the blank check the other Justices want to give the EDCCC. County elites don’t want any limits on how they can spend the People’s money, and I’m happy there’s at least one good Justice pushing back and trying to provide some level of accountability.

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