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Letter from E. E. Bennett (Los Angeles) to Leo A. McNamee, August 28, 1935


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Bennett recommending that a water company representative attend city and county commission meetings in case they discuss water related issues.

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Box 75 Folder 174-2 Vol. I Law Department UPRR Water Supply-Las Vegas


hln001074. Union Pacific Railroad Collection, 1828-1995. MS-00397. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Los Angeles, August 28, 1935. Mr. Leo A. McNamee: When Mr. Jeffers was out here on his last trip he seemed quite disturbed about the local political situation in Las Vegas, and thought possibly we were not paying close enough attention to the activities of the County Commissioners and the City Commissioners. I am not familiar with the practice of those two bodies in holding meetings, nor as to whether those meetings are public or behind closed doors. I was wondering, however, if during the present agitation for municipal ownership, etc., it might not be possible for you to arrange to attend the meetings of these two bodies, in order that you might keep an eye on their activities and forestall anything being slipped over on the Water Company or the Railroad. I doubt if this agitation will continue very long, and suggest that if possible you arrange to attend such meetings for the next few months in order that we may not be criticized for anything which might occur of which we were not immediately advised. E. E. Bennett. bcc - Mr. Walter R. Bracken Las Vegas, Nevada. i EEB:FC