Christina Roush is a real estate agent and has been involved in some redevelopment in downtown Las Vegas.
And she wants Bob Beers' seat on the Las Vegas City Council
She got into the race in large part due to the one major issue circulating in Ward 2, development on the failing Badlands Golf Course. People living on or near the golf course don't want it developed; the property owner says it's his right.
The city council recently sided with the property owner.
On her Facebook page, Roush says she has "become a vocal opponent" of the plan to develop the golf course.
“From the beginning, it seems that Mr. Beers seems to have been aligned with the developer and I don’t know why that is,” she said.
Beers told KNPR's State of Nevada that the golf course is zoned residential and can be developed into a housing development with small lots.
Roush disagrees and said the area is zoned for public recreation and open space. She also said the land being a golf course is part of the general plan for the neighborhood and that it is important drainage for the whole area.
She said the developer bought the land and then asked that the zoning be changed.
“There are so many things that we can do beyond turning over a golf course and adding 2,000 or 3,000 apartment units to it when the neighborhood the streets and the drainage in that area were never designed for that,” Roush said.
She also disagrees with Beers statement, which he repeated to KNPR's State of Nevada, that if the city didn't approve the development it could be sued by the developer.
“He knows very well he should stop saying that,” Roush said.
She said the city attorney has told Beers that a threat of a lawsuit is pure speculation.
Besides the Badlands Golf Course issue, Roush said she is running for office because she wanted to serve the community and protect the community's values.
Roush would like to see more development in the city's urban core, especially around Symphony Park. She supports a stadium or events center in downtown.
But she also says more residential is needed for the downtown area to truly revitalize it.
“We have a wonderful city," she said, "We just need to take it to the next level.”
Also from KNPR's State of Nevada:
Christina Roush, candidate for Ward 2
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