Fine of $3,000 on Trump rally site preserved Henderson’s $29.6 million in CARES Act money

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(Photo: City of Henderson)
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(Photo: City of Henderson)

When the City of Henderson accepted $29.6 million from Clark County’s $295 million share of CARES Act money, it agreed to “comply with all applicable federal laws, regulations, executive orders, policies, procedures and directives.”

But a rally held by President Donald Trump violated Gov. Steve Sisolak’s COVID-19 directive limiting gatherings to no more than 50 people.

This week, Sisolak said he’s looking into Trump’s outdoor rally in Douglas County and whether it violated the county’s agreement to follow state directives in exchange for CARES Act funds, but the governor made no mention of the Henderson event.

Counties larger than 500,000, such as Clark County, bypassed the state and received money directly from the Treasury Department.

Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom says Henderson didn’t violate the agreement.

“No, they fined the business,” he said of the $3,000 levy assessed by the city against Xtreme Manufacturing. “It’s Henderson, of course.”

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana has four adult children, a grandson, three dogs, three cats and a cockatoo named Casper.