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October 25, 2014

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Reader Poll

Fees / Penalties / Taxes

Response Votes
Recorder–Consider increasing document recording fees. 8% 3
Assessor–Fees should be charged for a majority of services rendered. Exceptions can be made for the needy and seniors. 2% 1
Assessor–Consider making “cap” a rolling or an average before reducing property tax values of hitting cap. 8% 3
Treasurer–Consider a progressive penalty structure for non payment of taxes. 14% 5
Clerk's Office–Raise licensing fees. 0% 0
Business License–Investigate the increase of fees, at least to national average. 8% 3
Consider the adding of an inspection, investigative fee and expedition of service fee for Business License and whether fees should be charged in full. 2% 1
Comprehensive Planning–Charge businesses/researchers for demographics requests. 0% 0
Comprehensive Planning / All–County should have legislative ability to create and change fees. 2% 1
Administrative Services–Consider raising fees and fines for PRO and Animal Control. 5% 2
The new assessment for medical transports should not go to the firefighters as occurs in the city of Las Vegas. 14% 5
Juvenile Justice Services–Review fees paid by family to ensure those who can afford pay their fair share. 2% 1
Juvenile Justice Services–Consider legislation to allow Clark County to charge youth and parents for probation and intake services. 2% 1
Parks and Recreation–Maximize available revenue streams within camps, programs, etc. 0% 0
Parks and Recreation–Review fee/rate structure for possible increases. 0% 0
Comprehensive Planning–Services provided for the convenience of businesses - such as developers, should be self-sustaining: fees should be raised where business is asking for county to do work particularly variances to master plan. 11% 4
All–Those departments that are supported by fees should have an annual review of fees to make sure that the service being provided is self supported. 8% 3
All–Increase fees and services where possible. Prepare appropriate legislative agenda to ask Carson City for proper authority/approval to increase fees/fines. 5% 2
Total Votes 35

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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