Proposed Las Vegas City annexation could affect 4,000 Clark County residents

Annette McCarthy has lived in her Clark County home for her entire life. She fears if an annexation by the City of Las Vegas becomes a reality, her quality of life will be threatened. (Nathan O'Neal | KSNV)

Some Clark County residents are fighting to fend off the City of Las Vegas from taking over their neighborhoods a proposed annexation.

The annexation is proposed for roughly 900 acres of various pockets of county land spread throughout the valley.

Annette McCarthy lives in one of the oldest parts of town near Decatur and Oakey, which is one of the areas targeted by the proposed annexation.

“We like our life the way it is. It’s been this way all this time and I don’t know what they have to change it for,” said McCarthy.

McCarthy’s neighborhood has no street lights, sidewalks and no connection to a sewage line, which isn’t a problem for many residents who oppose the annexation.

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The City of Las Vegas estimates the annexation would affect roughly 4,000 people who live in pockets of Clark County. At the very least, that could mean homeowners like Andrea Liebl could see their annual property taxes raised by a few hundred dollars.

“There's no need for it. Leave us alone, we're happy the way we are we like our commissioners it's an added expense we don't need,” said Liebl.

If enough property owners speak up, state law could put the city’s annexation plan on hold at least for another year.

However, folks like McCarthy just want to continue living their quiet life without all the hassle.

Clark County leaders recently sent a letter to the city expressing their support for the residents opposing the annexation.

The city plans on hosting a public meeting on the issue on Monday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Las Vegas City Council Chambers, City Hall, 495 South Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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