Sept. 13, 2012 

Upcoming Event

The Clark County Black Youth Caucus will join me on Saturday in hosting a  Teen Luau for homeless teens from 2 to 5 p.m. at Municipal Pool, located at 431 E. Bonanza Road.

The event is being organized by Clark County Black Youth Caucus, a group of area youth that was awarded a grant through the city’s Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program (YNAPP). YNAPP is coordinated by the city of Las Vegas Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department and offers mini-grants of up to $1,000 to community-minded youth with a desire to improve and serve their communities. These youth are challenged to take ownership of their neighborhoods and to create projects that will improve quality of life for city of Las Vegas residents. Read more about the event.

Be Sure To Watch KCLV Channel 2 Specials

KCLV Channel 2, the city’s award-winning government access channel, will premiere two new specials focusing on issues that Las Vegas residents deal with in their everyday lives beginning at 8 p.m. today.

“Four Lives” will introduce viewers to four animals that ended up at the Lied Animal Shelter. Every year in this country four million pets are euthanized, and the city of Las Vegas, like many cities, faces a staggering pet overpopulation problem. Join host Nancy Byrne as she takes you to the front lines with Animal Control and shows you the hard realities of this social issue. Four lives will premiere at 8 p.m. 

“Mission Lifeline” will premiere at 8:30 p.m., and focuses on a new program of cardiac care that has been implemented in Las Vegas in conjunction with the American Heart Association. The program has saved lives in Las Vegas and is a model nationally for other cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. The Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Department had a large role in the program’s inception and implementation and host Shari Singer will explain what residents can do to help the program grow, and potentially save lives.

For more information on the specials, including replay times, view the release.


The next Redevelopment Agency meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, followed by the City Council meeting at 9 a.m. the same day. Agenda items of interest to Ward 5 residents are available online. The complete Sept. 19 Redevelopment Agency and City Council agendas are available here.

During the ceremonial portion of the council agenda, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Councilwoman Tarkanian and I will recognize local community groups for helping raise money for scholarships for Hispanic youth.

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