So, just a few short months ago the Mayor of North Las Vegas was assuring us that “we [sic] had done nothing wrong” about the shenanigans used by Nor’Town to fund old cops with money earmarked for new cops.
Maybe the mayor was just working on her Richard Nixon impression–a big hit at Republican fund-raisers I suppose–because just recently the state Attorney General ruled that cities can’t use the “More Cops” money if they cut funding to the police department or have fewer police on the payroll now than in the previous year. (KLAS,RJ)
North Las Vegas did both, and at least one commentator–albeit a member of a police union–claimed that “[t]hey’re going to have to move those officers back into funds where they belong and give the citizens what they were expecting, what they voted for.” Naturally, in his opinion what “we”–meaning I suppose the few thousand members of the public employee unions who are the only people who vote in elections around here–”want” is more cops that “our” bankrupt city can’t afford.
Still all Nor’Townies must be wondering why is it a City Manager can get fired over More Cops, and yet a Mayor who, erroneously, claims that “we [sic] had done nothing wrong” still malingers? Perhaps simply to keep council votes from being unanimous, I suppose.
And what’s with the pic? Well, Dr. Wade “Teeth” Wagner, DDS, accused his foe Richard Cherchio in the Ward 4 race for City Council of violating campaign rules by posting a pic of Cherchio with a cop in campaign literature. I was just wondering what kinds of cops Wagner might pose with. Ones with nice teeth, I’m guessing.