Sparks City Attorney Recall

Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams faces a recall effort launched by people who disagree with his decision to settle a lawsuit that allows the Lazy 8 neighborhood casino along Pyramid Highway.

His opponents have 90 days to gather the required signatures to have a recall election. The Washoe County Registrar of Voters is unsure how many signatures that is, however, because Adams did not face an opponent when he was re-elected in 2004.

The Sparks Council voted against Lazy 8 developers Harvey
Whittemore and Peppermill Casinos early the morning of August 24th.
Whittemore sued the city for 100 million dollars the following day. Adams announced a settlement allowing the casino on September
first.

He says his advice and the Council's decision have caused
tension and emotions to run high. He adds it has always been his
priority to put the best interest of all citizens of the city of
Sparks first.


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