Here is some important information for Ward 5 residents!
RTC, Coca-Cola Essay Contest
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is pleased to partner with Coca-Cola on a contest that asks local high school seniors to compose a 500-word minimum essay on how they can reduce their carbon footprint by using the services offered by the RTC. All seniors in high school graduating in 2011 are encouraged to participate. All essays must be a minimum of 500 words, double spaced and they must be computer generated or handwritten by the student. Each essay will be judged equally on its content and the quality of the writing. Finally, all essays must include the student's name, teacher's name, school name and age.
All entries must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. They can be sent through Clark County School District mail to Judy Myers at School-Community Partnership Program #0145 or through the U.S. Postal Service to Judy Myers at School-Community Partnership Program at 4212 Eucalyptus Ave., Annex, Building 8, Las Vegas, NV 89121.
The laptops will be awarded to the winning students in person at the RTC’s Board meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2011. For additional information on the contest, please go online.
Little League Sign Ups
There is still time and space available for boys and girls 4-14 years of age who want to get involved in the Las Vegas Jr. Giants baseball little league hosted at Doolittle Communty Center, locatedat 1950 N. J St. This little league is free of charge and includes uniforms and equipment with additional incentives such as mentoring, tutoring and two college trips per year in order to encourage higher education. This program is made possible by way of the former Ward 5 Citizen of the Month Gene Tate. Signs ups are taking place now with practices starting next week. Come out to the East/West All Star Classic this weekend to get a taste of what a great program you can be part of!
For additional information Contact Coach Tate at (408) 515-7489 or go online. View the brochure for more information.
City of Las Vegas Parking Enforcement
City of Las Vegas Parking Enforcement officers are tasked with enforcing local traffic laws, ensuring adequate and appropriate parking availability in commercial districts and quality of life within our residential areas. This specialized enforcement unit provides service to our Las Vegas community seven days per week, responding to approximately 500 calls for assistance each month. Calls for assistance primarily occur within residential areas, frequently reporting abandoned vehicles and automobiles blocking the sidewalk or parked facing the wrong direction.
Did you know it is unsafe and illegal to:
- Park facing traffic;
- Block a sidewalk;
- Park any vehicle on the street longer than 72 hours;
- Double park or angle park;
- Park any vehicle on the street that does not display a current registration;
- Park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
- Repair a vehicle on the street (other than emergency repairs, such as a flat tire);
- Use the street to park boats, trailers, recreational vehicles or large commercial vehicles?
The city of Las Vegas is committed to keeping our neighborhoods free of unsafe and illegally parked vehicles. Routine enforcement and abatement efforts will ensure our neighborhoods remain safe and a source of pride for all of us. To report a problem in your area, please contact Parking Enforcement directly at 229-6444.