North Las Vegas Police Officers Association and North Las Vegas Firefighters Go Door-to-Door Informing Residents About Councilman Richard Cherchio's Ethics Complaint

Public Employees Canvass the Streets to Raise Awareness of Serious Ethics Investigation

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Las Vegas, NV (Vocus/PRWEB) January 06, 2011

The North Las Vegas Police Officers Association (NLVPOA) and the North Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1607 will be going door-to-door throughout the City to inform residents about Councilman Richard Cherchio’s serious ethics complaint, which is currently under investigation. Public employees from across the valley will meet at Seastrand Community Park on Saturday, January 8 at 9:00 a.m. to pass out more than 5,000 door hangers and alert the public of Cherchio’s ethics investigation.

“We believe that it is important to keep our citizens informed about what is going on in our community,” said Mike Yarter, president of the North Las Vegas Police Officers Association. “North Las Vegas taxpayers have a right to know what is going on with their elected officials.”

According to official state campaign finance disclosure forms, Councilman Cherchio failed to list three of his four home ownerships, which spurred the official ethics complaint. Cherchio’s real estate holdings allegedly total more than $1.2 million, including a luxury residence at the opulent Turnberry Towers which he claims to have sold in 2010. Councilman Cherchio claims he forgot to include them on the report; however, the previous year he included all of his residences.

“How does a retired postal worker forget to list $1.2 million in real estate holdings,” said Jeff Hurley, president of the North Las Vegas Firefighters Local 1607. “One of the residences he failed to disclose was at one of the most expensive addresses in all of Las Vegas.”

The NLVPOA believes Councilman Cherchio put public safety in jeopardy when he voted to cut the North Las Vegas Jail in half all the while voting to approve more than $334,000 for a new fleet of golf carts at the Aliante Golf Club. Additionally, he voted to approve the expansive $150 million North Las Vegas City Hall and the $295 million water reclamation project during the middle of the worst economic down turn in history.

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