Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015|2:26 p.m.
Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins is casting doubt on hopes that obscure electrical automobile maker Faraday Future, which is considering opening a factory in North Las Vegas, would supply the economic boon had to turn the city around economically.
At a breakfast hosted by Hispanics in Politics, Collins said that North Las Vegas has “some severe things to do” making the neighborhood more secure and draw companies to the location. However he stated he does not see FF solving the city’s troubles.
“Pinnacle is not our rescuer,” Collins stated. “Faraday ain’t going to turn it.”
North Las Vegas and the state of Nevada are wooing the stealthy startup, which calls itself FF, to open a production center at the 18,000-acre Apex Industrial Complex, a deserted factory in the city.
The city is one of 4 finalists for the place of the factory.
North Las Vegas authorities have actually stated they’re enthusiastic that FF, which states it will have vehicles on the market in 2017, would offer a much-needed economic stimulus. A report commissioned by the city estimated that FF could develop 4,000 tasks.
On Wednesday morning, Collins likewise verified his intention to run for mayor of North Las Vegas in 2017, repeating exactly what he said on Nevada Public Radio station KNPR’s “State of Nevada” recently.
Collins once again painted a gloomy photo of North Las Vegas, musing on whether the city “will even be around in 2 years.” If it is, Collins said he would run, saying he’s “as excellent as any person and much better than a lot of.”
Collins also once more dealt with why he resigned from the Clark County Commission last month, citing the desire to invest more time with his household.