34. Protest. [See also Neighbors]
 
    a. "The City Council's argument that the lay witness' remarks concerning the location of the hotel-casino near a high school constituted a basis for its decision is considerably weakened by the council's approval, since the decision below, of two hotel-casino operations that are the same distance from the school."
City Council, Reno v. Travelers Hotel, 100 Nev. 436, 439, n. 4, 683 P.2d 960 (1984). No. 30.
 
    b. "In addition, the City's reliance on public testimony is not dispositive of the fact that the City abused its discretion. Although testimony from a few individuals that an area is overwhelmingly residential may not be enough to deny a request for a special use permit, see Tighe v. Von Goerken, 108 Nev. 440, 444, 833 P.2d 1135, 1137 (1992), the testimony here reflected the opinion of over 200 individuals. Therefore, because we conclude that the lay objections were substantial and specific, the case at bar may be distinguished from Travelers Hotel, 100 Nev. at 439, 683 P.2d at 961, in which this court found that one lay opinion that a proposed casino was too close to a high school was an insufficient ground for denial of a request for a special use permit. See Clark Co. Liquor & Gaming v. Simon & Tucker, 106 Nev. 96, 98, 787 P.2d 782, 783 (1990) (using the same reasoning to distinguish Travelers Hotel)."
City of Las Vegas v. Laughlin, 111 Nev. 557, 559, 893 P.d 383 (1995). No. 44.
 
    c. "We conclude that the concerns expressed by the public, specifically those over increased traffic where children walk to school // and preserving the residential nature of the neighborhood, establish a valid basis for the denial of Laughlin's request for a special use permit. See Tighe, 108 Nev. at 443, 833 P.2d at 1137; Clark Co. Liquor & Gaming, 106 Nev. at 98, 787 P.2d at 783. Accordingly, we conclude that the City's decision was based on substantial evidence and the City did not manifestly abuse its discretion in denying Laughlin's request for a special use permit."
Id. at 559-560.
 
    d. Distinguishes City Council, Reno v. Travelers Hotel, on ground that the lay evidence - that the traffic of a gaming establishment would be dangerous to children in the area - was substantial evidence in support of denial of a county liquor and gaming license
Clark Co. Liquor & Gaming v. Simon & Tucker, 106 Nev. 96, 787 P.2d 782 (1990). No. 38.