November 8, 2011

County commissioner suggests "no paid lobbying" proposal

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani wrote a proposal that would ban county commissioners from working as consultants, lobbyists or representatives for any business that deals with governmental bodies in Nevada.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Giunchigliani's proposal is in response to Commissioner Tom Collins' job as a consultant with Veolia Transportation Services, a bus service competing for a bid from the Regional Transportation Authority.

Giunchigliani denied her proposal was in direct response to Collins' work, instead saying the commission has been focused on "ethical matters."

County commissioners earn $74,000 a year but are allowed to hold other jobs to supplement their income. Giunchigliani's proposal will be officially introduced next week and could see a possible vote at the December 6 Commission meeting.