With much discussion about possible Brooks expulsion, Clark County commissioners prepare for appointment

Clark County Commissioners have asked for a special addendum to their agenda next week "regarding a possible process for appointing a qualified state legislator," a clear reference to a possible vacancy if Assemblyman Steven Brooks resigns or is expelled.

The rationale explained in the backup -- attached here -- is that Commissioner Mary Beth Scow asked for the item in December -- before the Brooks affair -- to examine the appointment process. I understand this came in the wake of the quick appointment of Lesley Cohen, based on the speaker's recommendation, after April Mastroluca's Assembly seat became vacant.

Even so, I hear Commissioner Steve Sisolak asked for this special supplemental item strictly because of the Brooks affair.