It’s attention-grabbing how all of the latest Evaluate-Journal articles need to bury Rossi Ralenkotter, CEO of the Las Vegas Conference and Guests Authority. Definitely there have been excesses and procedures that should be corrected. However let’s not lose sight of some info: Throughout his management, the authority and Las Vegas as a vacationer and conference vacation spot have grown at an unprecedented price. How a lot is that value?
The lover deal Mr. Ralenkotter gave to Oscar Goodman is only a small portion of the corruption that goes on in Southern Nevada. If readers concentrate, they’ll be shocked on the money wasted by our elected officers and taxpayer-supported establishments.
Give LVCVA board member Invoice Noonan credit score for working to right this case on the conference authority, however the place was the chairman and the individuals liable for monitoring expenditures? It wasn’t simply Mr. Ralenkotter’s fault. It’s been occurring for years — and so long as the vacationers, conventions and money got here, nobody cared to take a look at the small print. It’s appreciated that the Evaluate-Journal is stepping as much as the plate on this local weather of corruption.
So far as Metro’s investigation, does anybody suppose somebody as well-liked as Mr. Ralenkotter goes to get something however a hand slap? Possibly that’s applicable in gentle of all the nice he did.
With an annual pension of $350,000 to $400,000, Mr. Ralenkotter has earned and deserves a cushty retirement. He was a stellar performer and did a spectacular job.