A bill in the Nevada legislature would increase the number of seats on the Clark County Commission from seven to nine.
State Senator David Parks sponsored this bill and said the population increase in the valley demands greater representation in what is largely considered the most powerful legislative body in the state.
When the state increased the size of the body in the 1980s, the number of constituents per county commissioner was around 55,000. The number is now around 321,000 constituents per commissioner.
If the bill becomes law, the additional positions would not be filled until the November 2022 election.