The Planning Commission votes on 8/20/19!
A request to rename the road dedicated as Debbie Reynolds Drive will return to the Clark County Planning Commission on Aug. 20.
Lorenzo Doumani is a developer seeking to change Debbie Reynolds Drive, and wants the 1,000-foot street running between Convention Center Drive and Desert Inn Road to be renamed Majestic Plaza Place to after his planned and recently approved five-star hotel along the road — Majestic Resort and Spa (that won't open until at least 2023).
County staff have shockingly recommended approval but it has been criticized by Todd Fisher, her son and the brother of deceased “Star Wars' Princess Leia" Carrie Fisher (Reynolds' daughter), who says that the street named in honor of his mother pays tribute to her contributions to Las Vegas. Eat More Art Vegas agrees with Mr. Fisher. This request by a developer to eliminate the name of a Las Vegas legend whose story is integral to the iconic status of our city must not go unchallenged.
Right now Clark County staff has sadly recommended approval. We attended the meeting on 8/06/19 where the Debbie Reynolds Dr. name change request was postponed, but 8/20/19 is the last chance to try and stop it.
We must stand up for local culture, and our arts legacy that is habitually erased which robs all of us as locals and the Fisher family, who have given so much to Las Vegas and the American people in their lives.
Please encourage everyone to sign our petition or email the commission: zoning@ClarkCountyNV.gov
Send a letter to the Editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. they have been covering this story: https://www.reviewjournal.com/letter-to-editor/
If you can, please join us on Aug 20th at 7pm at the Clark County Government Center to add your voice.