September 16, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Ethics Commission has dismissed a
complaint against Las Vegas Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian that was
filed over her involvement in a Rancho Circle property decision.
Joe Jackson filed the complaint after he and a partner bought property in 2007 and applied for a variance to build an 8-foot-high wall, above the city code limit of 5 feet.
The Las Vegas Planning Commission approved the variance but Tarkanian asked for it to be reviewed by the City Council, which turned down the request.
Tarkanian said her daughter owns property on Rancho Circle but said she'd been told by the city attorney's office that she didn't have to abstain.
An investigator for the ethics commission found that Rancho Circle residents expressed opposition to the higher wall and Tarkanian's daughter didn't benefit more than other residents.
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