Published March 04, 2012
LAS VEGAS – A county lawmaker insists she's not trying to push panhandlers off the Las Vegas Strip with a measure that she says would prevent pets from having to endure sizzling summer sidewalks in Sin City's neon corridor.
The Clark County Commission is due Tuesday to consider Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani's revised ordinance to only allow animals from 5 a.m. to noon on walkways and pedestrian bridges.
A similar measure in January drew howls of protest, but Giunchigliani tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal she thinks business folks came up with a good compromise.
The bustling corridors funneling tourists between casinos are popular places for panhandlers who sometimes bring animals along.
The proposed law wouldn't apply to service animals for the handicapped and those used by law enforcement officers on the job.