Site not look beautiful? Click here

Politics

Two Weekly writers gripe over the failed Henderson library measure

Image
Two Henderson Library District branches will now close due to the measure’s failure.

I understand there are voters wanting less government, but when people spend $20 on Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters, yet vote against giving an extra $7-$14 a year to help Henderson libraries, it’s clear our priorities are f*cked. No wonder we bottom every national list. As a property owner, I had no problem voting yes. —Kristen Peterson

To keep two libraries open, Henderson asked voters to approve a small property tax increase—in a city full of renters. Next time, how about we try to pass an initiative that gets everyone contributing equally? I’m all for helping our libraries, but the entire community should come together to support them. —Mark Adams

Share
Photo of Mark Adams

Mark Adams is the Web Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, overseeing the magazine’s EPPY Award-winning website. He previously served as ...

Get more Mark Adams
Photo of Kristen Peterson

Kristen Peterson

Kristen Peterson joined the Las Vegas Sun in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. In 2003, she turned her focus ...

Get more Kristen Peterson

Commenting Policy

Previous Discussion:

  • We look at the Strip's forthcoming pedestrian retail development by comparing it to the one open across the Boulevard.

  • The accompanying festival also returns to Sunset Park

  • The 17-member First Friday Foundation is now tasked with making the operation solvent and spurring engagement.

  • Get More As We See It Stories
Top of Story