July 29, 2014
An attempt to force a recall election for the Sparks city attorney has fallen far short of its goal.
A group of Sparks residents who are against a proposed Pyramid
Highway casino gathered 857 signatures on recall petitions. It needed more than 7,700.
City attorney Chet Adams says the lack of signatures reinforced his decision in the case.
The group seeking his ouster says it will turn to district court.
The group disagreed with Adams' decision to settle a lawsuit filed by Lazy 8 Ranch resort developers the day after the Sparks City Council refused to allow a casino at Pyramid Highway. Lawyers for developer Harvey Whittemore predicted a jury award for damages against the city could reach 100 million dollars.
Adams says he saved the taxpayers from a very expensive lawsuit.