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Replacing Steven Brooks: Next Steps

Las Vegas CBS KXNT – The public Steven Brooks saga is half over. While Brooks has been expelled from the legisalture, the Clark County Commission is now charged with replacing him.

There’s pressure for the commission to move quickly, but there are also constraints. At the April 2 commission meeting, for instance, the best they can do is to get the item on the agenda for April 16. It’s not ideal, considering the legislative session ends the first week in June, but Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani says its important to maintain the balance between doing it quickly and doing it correctly.

“We have an obligation to do it right,” Giunchigliani told KNXT on Friday.

She says April 16 will give the commission time to vet applicants, conduct interviews, hold some community meetings, and then possibly make a formal recommendation on the day of the meeting.

Giunchigliani says it’s also important to take into account general background of the person the voters elected. To that end, the commission will seek recommendations. Steven Brooks was a Democrat, a city employee, and a minority — all elements that could be considered important in a successor

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