Objectives tagged with "Private Sector and Professional Associations"

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 2

Ensure that Southern Nevada offers a range of place types to attract and retain future workers, visitors, businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Objective 2.2

Develop and expand community-based economic development and reinvestment to support vibrant, transit-supported mixed-use districts throughout the Region.

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

Identify placemaking improvements, regulatory changes and design standards to increase customer draw in areas with a unique flair (arts, antiques, international appeal, family-oriented, etc.).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.2.2

Develop strategies to better connect residential demand with local commercial services and products to reduce retail leakage.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.2.3

Identify, adopt and support programs that aid in the revitalization of local business districts, such as the arts district in downtown Las Vegas and areas with active business associations.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    CLV, COH, CNLV offer RDA redevelopment incentives in urban core

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 3

Enhance the role of small businesses and entrepreneurs as leaders in economic diversification and revitalization.

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Objective 3.1

Determine the building and space needs of entrepreneurs and startups to embolden existing small businesses to participate in revitalization.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.3

Assess potential and support for locally-owned business preferences, including co-working spaces.

Lead Organization: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.6

Encourage the development of "third places," such as coffee shops or bars, essentially locations outside of work and home for people to meet and exchange ideas or work in a space with access to basic services such as WIFI at no charge, that help foster entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 4

Support the educational system and learning environments through thoughtful land-use and transportation planning.

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Objective 4.2

Work closely with the Clark County School District Real Property Management Division, local governments and developers to develop thoughtful school and service siting criteria.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.1

Work with the Clark County School District to prioritize repurposing and rehabilitation of deteriorating schools, especially in neighborhoods near the Opportunity Sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Boulder City (BC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Through the use of Redevelopment Agency funds, CCSD and local governments are able to provide dollars to help rehabilitate schools in urban cores
4.2.6

Encourage the local business community to support education and schools programs to better connect opportunities for student career mapping, mentoring, and educational needs of employers.

Lead Organization: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    LVGEA connects businesses with CCSD students for internship opportunities as part of BizCONNECT program; LVGEA's BeEngaged programming encourages business leaders to support educational needs; LVGEA, Public Education Foundation, and Metro Chamber developed initiative where business leaders mentor CCSD principals; LVGEA works with OWINN on workforce development efforts; CCSD has a robust Partnership Office where local government and the District are leveraging relationships to engage students and improve the quality of learning in the classroom.
4.2.10

Elevate the importance of school siting as a strategic education and economic development initiative with the building and development industry, business community, local chambers and other stakeholders.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 1

Stabilize and strengthen existing neighborhoods through placemaking improvements.

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Objective 1.1

Increase neighborhood engagement

Sub-Objectives
1.1.2

Continue to reach out to key landowners and developers to gain support for the preferred land use map and to coordinate redevelopment of key sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.1.3

Foster new relationships between neighborhood leaders and businesses to identify incentives for businesses to support neighborhood identity and commitment.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.2

Develop housing and employment in mixed-use transit-oriented neighborhoods near job centers, schools and other services.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.2

Consider development standards to reduce impediments to pedestrian access, such as block walls, cul-de-sacs, fencing and other obstacles that require the unnecessary use of a vehicle to travel short distances to otherwise adjacent uses, or consider including pedestrian access in the subdivision approval process.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.2.3

Develop a toolkit, in collaboration with area economic development and real estate organizations and other institutions, that supports mixed-use development.

Lead Organization: SNS Project Team
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Complete
1.2.4

Identify opportunities to implement applicable incentives, including tax credits and other programs to support catalytic mixed-use projects.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 1.3

Initiate redevelopment activities along transit corridors that enhance ridership, promote livability, and develop community character.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.2

Provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions, such as model zoning overlays, for transit-oriented development.

Lead Organization: Federal Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 2

Encourage an adequate supply of housing with a range of price, density, ownership, size and building types.

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Objective 2.1

Maintain an adequate supply of land with flexible zoning designations to meet the anticipated housing demand.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.2

Monitor and disseminate information about regional housing development activity, developable land supply, residential zoning capacity, owner-occupancy rates, and use of zoning waivers to inform progress toward housing goals and to enable midcourse adjustments.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.1.4

Support rural communities and small towns to ensure long-term economic sustainability.

Lead Organization: Federal Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.1.5

Encourage updates to the housing elements of local master plans to align with housing demand.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 2.2

Develop housing to meet the needs of workers in future industry sectors

Sub-Objectives
2.2.1

Diversify housing options to meet the needs of local talent and the workforce. Increase the supply of high quality multi-family (condominium) housing in the Region's commercial cores and mixed-use commercial areas.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Long Term

Objective 2.4

Develop low-income and workforce housing in neighborhoods across the region.

Sub-Objectives
2.4.1

Encourage local governments to adopt land use, building codes, and zoning regulations that allow a mix of housing types that serve people from a variety of income levels, including single-family homes, cottage homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.2

Consider developing standards to allow for micro-units (200--400 square feet per person) that allow reasonable rents for low-income people and remove inefficient use of space in traditional homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.3

Work with for-profit and non-profit developers to encourage new mixed-income developments across the Region that can provide easy access to employment centers, family support systems, shopping, public transportation and recreational facilities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 3

Support access to healthcare, healthy food, parks and community services.

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Objective 3.1

Developing new partnerships to enhance access to healthcare and community services.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.1

Develop public-private partnerships to encourage the development of primary care offices, healthcare and health-related facilities, especially in mixed-use areas that are currently underserved, and areas that are well-served by transit.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Health Education Advocacy Leadership of Southern Nevada(Las Vegas HEALS)
Supporting Organizations: Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR) ; Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Paratransit and Specialized Services
    Helping Hands and Goodwill Services meeting to be conducted to share transit options.
3.1.2

Encourage the co-location of healthcare and behavioral health services to increase access to care, potentially within a "one-stop shop" or resource center for all types of social services, including an employment opportunity center.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.1.3

Work with the healthcare industry to promote community wellness, and become partners with municipalities to build "healthy communities" like those championed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 4

Improve neighborhood safety and protect residents from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials.

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Objective 4.3

Protect community members from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination.

Sub-Objectives
4.3.2

Avoid locating new schools, childcare centers and senior housing in proximity to sources of pollution (e.g., truck routes and busy roadways) or near existing businesses that handle toxic materials. Where such uses are located in proximity to sources of air pollution or toxic materials, use building design, construction safeguards and technology techniques to mitigate the negative impacts of hazardous materials and/or air pollution on indoor air quality.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies ; United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 4.4

Prioritize the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites.

Sub-Objectives
4.4.3

Provide incentives for private sector cooperation to reduce the creation of hazardous wastes, the cleanup of brownfield sites, and the return of land to productive uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Nevada Department of Environmental Protection has funds it can grant for brownfields cleanup (private sector eligible for funds); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several programs that provide grants/loans for brownfield cleanup; Southern Nevada has received EPA assessment and cleanup grants

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 5

Promote resource-efficient land use and development practices.

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Objective 5.1

Promote sustainability in housing in the region to ensure a durable housing supply that will reduce housing costs for homeowners and renters.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.1

Promote and incentivize quality housing design that meets the needs of its users, enhances the neighborhood, and is built to last.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.2

Promote the rehabilitation of existing residential and commercial properties and energy efficiency standards to reduce the negative impacts of new development.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Nevada Energy (NV Energy) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southwest Gas
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.3

Promote the use of residential solar installations and passive design techniques.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Nevada Energy (NV Energy) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA) ; Southwest Gas
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.4

Promote energy efficiency audits as a real estate industry standard and develop an associated financing mechanism for the purchase of homes meeting a designated standard.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.5

Expand energy-efficient housing choices that move the community toward NetZero homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.6

Encourage adoption of energy code to increase NetZero homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.7

Develop incentive programs to identify inefficient housing stock and to retrofit older residential housing to achieve energy efficiency standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.8

Expand incentive programs, such as EnergyFit Nevada, that install high-quality, high-efficiency building technologies and assist homeowners in understanding how to make their homes more energy-efficient through energy assessments and financing/rebate options.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    ImpactNV promotes and performs home energy efficiency audits – 3,405 audits have been completed in Southern Nevada (as of current) through contract with NV Energy for the Powershift Home Energy Assessment program; ImpactNV also educates customers on rebate programs available through the utility companies and the state for making retrofits and upgrades more affordable; Governor's Office of Energy continues to offer H.E.R.O.S. and DEAL program
5.1.9

Expand existing programs that assist in the production of Energy Star and LEED homes, such as those built by Habitat for Humanity for affordable housing.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.10

Educate homebuilders, renters and homebuyers of the importance of shade near and around homes for additional energy conservation in the summer.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.11

Collaborate with subject matter experts and advocacy groups to foster sustainable communities and exhibit leadership in sustainable practices.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.12

Grow and encourage use of EnergyFit Nevada's low interest loan funds for home energy upgrades.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    EnergyFit Nevada’s low interest loan funds have been largely expended; ImpactNV is working with an A/C company to offer rebates for residents on higher efficiency A/C unit upgrades and replacements with the small amount of remaining loan funds; Current loan program available to state employees through the Governor’s Office of Energy

Objective 5.2

Minimize air pollutant emissions from stationary sources to reduce emissions and improve air quality to meet or exceed national ambient air quality standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sub-Objectives
5.2.1

Encourage adoption of ordinance or other code changes to promote the use of Air Quality Impact Analyses for certain types and sizes of land developments, including industrial developments.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.2

Encourage adoption of ordinance or other code to limit the use of solvents and aerosol sprays for painting and dry cleaning.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.3

Support and expand programs that incentivize electric-powered lawn equipment instead of mowers with gasoline motors.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.4

Promote natural spaces, particularly native trees, which are proven to counter poor air quality by absorbing greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.2.5

Support transit and land-use improvements and amenities that make walking and biking short distances viable, to further reduce carbon emissions.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.3

Support compact development and regulations that help the Southern Nevada Water Authority achieve water conservation goals and encourage reduction in water consumption.

Sub-Objectives
5.3.2

Continue to encourage the use of incentives to manage and reduce overall water use (e.g., providing rebates on water efficient technologies program).

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNWA rebates for businesses include the Water Smart Landscapes rebate, Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate Coupon, and Water Efficient Technologies incentive program; The Water Smart Landscape Rebate offers businesses money for removing grass and replacing it with water-efficient landscaping; SNWA offers financial incentives to commercial and multifamily property owners who install water-efficient devices and fixtures through the Water Efficient Technologies program; SNWA provided more than 5,000 conservation rebates saving the community over 320 million gallons per year in last year
5.3.3

Continue and expand education and outreach programs to improve water efficiency (e.g., school programs) and reduce water consumption during peak usage times of day and year.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNWA Water Smart commercials; Water usage restrictions instituted by SNWA and jurisdictions to limit use during peak times; SNWA created youth education program that provides training materials to teachers to inform youth on water issues; SNWA Youth Advisory Council allows high school students to provide perspective on water issues; SNWA Deputy Drip presentations available to K-2 students; SNWA Desert Discovery newsletter free to elementary schools; SNWA Water Education Institute offers teachers PDE credits
5.3.4

Consider local government adoption of ordinance or other code restricting water usage during peak usage times of day and year to enhance enforcement efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.3.5

Continue SNWA, Las Vegas Valley Water District and local government adoption of progressive/tiered water pricing structure based on quantity and use.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.3.6

Encourage all new golf courses to use recycled water and submit drought-tolerant landscape and irrigation plans.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.3.7

Objective 5.4

Increase water quality and decrease wastewater and dry weather urban runoff while encouraging recycled water reuse strategies.

Sub-Objectives
5.4.1

Support the Clark County Flood Control District's Stormwater Quality Management Committee's adopted Stormwater Management Plan to promote site design standards in large parking lots, such as depressed medians, buffer strips, porous paving and minimized parking standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Clark County Regional Flood Control District (CCRFCD) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.4.2

Encourage adoption of ordinance or other code for new and existing commercial businesses with water intensive uses that regulate/restrict water usage and provide other minimum standards. For example, consider requiring commercial car washes to recycle water on-site or send it to a wastewater treatment facility, where it can be cleaned and returned to the water cycle.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.4.3

Promote sustainable water practices among businesses, such as dry cleaners, gas stations, hotels and other similar uses.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.4.4

Work toward meeting or surpassing federal, state and local water quality requirements.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada's municipal water supply meets or surpasses all federal Safe Drinking Water Act Standards.

Objective 5.5

Promote energy efficiency to reduce regional and local energy demand.

Sub-Objectives
5.5.1

Encourage energy-efficient new home construction to meet or exceed energy efficiency standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Encouraged by Green Chips, ULI, and USGBC; SNHBA re-launched the Southern Nevada Green Building Partnership program, which promotes energy efficient and environmentally sensitive homebuilding in Las Vegas - SNGBP includes an “Above Code Program,” which allows builders to construct homes that exceed the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
5.5.2

Promote Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, such as MGM's existing CHP system at CityCenter, to increase reliability and decrease regional energy demands of Southern Nevada's resort hotels.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.5.3

Establish a regional Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program to assist commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners' access to affordable, long-term financing for smart energy upgrades to their buildings.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.6

Increase supply of regionally generated solar energy.

Sub-Objectives
5.6.3

Develop campaign to educate local governments and HOAs on Nevada Revised Statute 278.0208, which prohibits the unreasonable restricting of systems for obtaining solar energy.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.4

Implement a green energy program that allows customers, both commercial and residential, to opt into purchasing clean energy from the local utility providers.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 5.8

Increase regional solid waste recovery and reduce landfill contributions.

Sub-Objectives
5.8.1

Encourage franchise agreements to require single-stream recycling programs throughout the Region.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, City of Henderson, and Clark County all have single-stream recycling for single-family homes
5.8.2

Encourage franchise agreements to pilot and implement a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.8.3

Introduce regional composting pilot program utilizing the EPA-supported best practices for establishing a composting program.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN)

Time Frame: Short Term
5.8.4

Create an incentive-based program to promote regional recycling for both residential and commercial recycling based on case study research.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Republic Services
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 1

Develop a modern transit system that is integrated with vibrant neighborhood and employment centers, better connecting people to their destinations.

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Objective 1.1

Work with the Regional Transportation Commission and other partners to develop a comprehensive transit master plan, which focuses on enhanced services that supplement existing routes.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.5

Develop a strategy to combine public input and best practices to support the decisionmaking process when considering the locations and alignments of multi-modal connections to the airport and other destinations.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    MetroQuest survey for the RTC's Regional Transportation Plan gathered more than 7000 responses; More than 4000 responses were gathered as part of the RTC's Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan; RTC's On Board public engagement has resulted in more than 10,000 survey responses (as of September); Public engagement on the RTC's Maryland Parkway study will be done following the release of the Environmental Assessment; In all instances, public input is used to inform projects
1.1.11

Coordinate with relevant agencies to pursue interstate regional passenger rail service.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Xpress West was selected as preferred operator of proposed rail; Nevada High Speed Rail Authority, formed in 2015, is tasked with facilitating the implementation of a high-speed rail system connecting southern California and southern Nevada

Objective 1.2

Support safe neighborhood connections in marginalized communities.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.1

Analyze the feasibility of transit stations with bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure provisions adjacent to existing and future mixed-income developments.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1.2.2

Consider partnerships between the RTC and private developers to create Park & Ride facilities in outlying areas that could provide access to express transit services and reduce travel time.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
2 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Club Ride
    Existing partnerships include: Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel, Eldorado Casino, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, Cannery Casino and Hotel, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, and the Fiesta Rancho Hotel and Casino.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    RTC policy calls for partnerships with private developers with excess parking in the valley; Park & Ride locations include: Fiesta Henderson and Suncoast Casino

Objective 1.3

Support the RTC to secure funding for the expansion, operation and maintenance of transit systems and routes.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

Pursue funding opportunities for system completion, right-of-way acquisition, and implementation through federal, state, and local sources.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Federal Agencies ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.3.2

Identify and pursue creative funding strategies to better balance transportation investments between roadway, transit, bike and pedestrian improvements.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 1.4

Integrate future land-use planning with existing and future transportation improvements

Sub-Objectives
1.4.2

Pursue an analysis of the economic benefits of transit to highlight the importance of fixed transit lines in economic development and redevelopment.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Transit Planning
    Currently identified in the High Capacity Transit Plan.
1.4.3

Consider using space/land dedications or impact fees for transit amenities that support employment centers, such as multi-modal centers, transit centers, bike lanes, etc.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Build Capacity for Education Goal 1

Continue to expand public engagement and equitable access to community engagement.

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Objective 1.1

Activate residents and business people in Southern Nevada Strong Regional Plan implementation.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.6

Explore employee engagement programs as a way to involve people in SNS.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.3

Ensure Southern Nevada remains a welcoming place for people from diverse backgrounds, future generations and with varying degrees of mobility and independence.

Sub-Objectives

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 5

Increase collaboration between the state government, local governments and the region’s higher education institutions to align economic development and education efforts.

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Objective 5.1

Partner with higher education institutions to support economic development.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.4

Consider public investment in a center for research and development, in partnership with area universities, hospitals, the LVGEA, and businesses that can be leveraged to promote investment and stimulate more collaboration.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    UNLV MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute; UNLV Harry Reid Research and Technology Park; UNLV Small Business Development Center; LVGEA launched its research center in fall 2016 to identify and support economic development and research opportunities