In Brief - Local News - Jan. 18, 2013

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By The Staff

School safety focus of radio show
With the recent school shootings at Newtown, Conn., where 20 young children were killed, we have to ask, how prepared are our schools and city police to protect our students against such a tragic attack on our schools?
These and other topics will be discussed over KFUN and KLVF on talk show “Over The Back Fence” starting at 8 a. m. on Tuesday.
Guests will include area school Superintendents Sheryl McNellis-Martinez, with Las Vegas City Schools, and Gene Parson OR Associate Superintendent Darice Balizan with the West Las Vegas School District.
Las Vegas City Schools psychologist David Miller and city police Chief Christian Montaño are also slated to take part in the program.
Topics will include emergency procedures at school districts, emergency plans within the city police department, how to stabilize a violent person during a crisis.
Station owner J.P. Baca has contacted the office of U. S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and invited him to join the discussion via a phone interview, should his schedule permit him to call in during the talk show. The public is invited to tune in Jan. 22 for this important show, which will also be heard over kfunonline.com. 

Council approves lease agreement
The City Council and Las Vegas Housing Authority board signed off Wednesday on a 99 year lease agreement With Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority.
The lease is contingent on Santa Fe Civic securing low income housing tax credits from the state Mortgage Finance Authority.
The project would involve the construction of 60 affordable housing units across from the Mills Plaza Shopping Center. The project will be known as the Macario Gonzales Apartments