I hope you are enjoying your summer in fabulous Las Vegas and will plan to join in the great events we have coming up.
Coffee, Tea And Conversation With Councilman Barlow Aug. 5
I invite you to join me for coffee, tea and conversation about issues in the community that concern you from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Starbucks at 751 N. Rancho Drive. Let's talk together about what we are doing to make Ward 5 a better place to live and work, and what more we can do. Call my office for more information at 229-5443.
Back-to-School Fair Aug. 14
Bring the family for my Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, at 720 Twin Lakes Drive. We'll begin handing out wristbands at 8:30 a.m. Light refreshments and free school supplies for children ages 5 to 12 will be distributed while supplies last. Special thanks to our sponsors Republic Services and Evibe! For more information, call 229-5443.
Senior Energy Assistance Expo Aug. 14
Also on Aug. 14, NV Energy will host its annual Senior Energy Assistance Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hall A at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. The event will be a one-stop shop where qualified seniors, age 62 and older, may receive help paying their bills, as well as weatherization and energy conservation assistance that will help seniors save energy and money all year long. Information on obtaining free air conditioning and furnace repair, medical and rental assistance, food stamps, senior food bank services, Social Security benefits and senior housing also will be available.
Town Hall Meetings Scheduled On Proposed Expansion
Of Las Vegas Redevelopment Area
I invite you to participate in two more town hall meetings that have been scheduled to get community input on the proposed expansion of the Las Vegas redevelopment area. Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese plans to host the meetings being held in August in Ward 3.
The city of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency (RDA) is looking to extend the benefits of redevelopment in areas of Wards 1, 3 and 5. The RDA is seeking input to ensure that future redevelopment meets the wants and needs of our community. The Redevelopment Agency uses new property taxes from new development -- called tax increment -- to invest in the community, attracting new private investment and new jobs.
The meetings will be held on:
• Monday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Mesquite Club, 702 E. St. Louis Ave.
• Monday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.
Information on various aspects of redevelopment will be presented during the meetings, including:
• What is included in the existing redevelopment area;
• The proposed expansion of the redevelopment area; and
• Answers to common questions and concerns.
The RDA is actively working on many projects in Las Vegas that are generating jobs and economic opportunity. More information on redevelopment in Las Vegas and the RDA is available online.