I want to tell you about several opportunities coming up, and update you on the Historic Westside School project. I hope you will be able to join me Oct. 3 or 4!
HEAR STORYTELLER DAVID GONZALEZ SEPT. 30 AT CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY
Acclaimed storyteller David Gonzalez paints a vivid picture of the people and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in "Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World" on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Appropriate for all ages, these stories are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages that are sure to captivate the imagination. Free and open to the public. For more information about the author and the performance, go online or call 507-3459.
QUICK START PROGRAM STEPS UP EFFORTS TO ATTRACT BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN
The city of Las Vegas has launched a new program to encourage businesses to locate in existing commercial buildings in the redevelopment areas, which includes downtown. The Quick Start program will reimburse qualified applicants up to $50,000 toward the cost of rehabilitating older buildings to bring them up to current building and fire code standards. For more details, see the news release or call 229-6551.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING OCT. 3
The next City Council meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. Agenda items of interest to Ward 5 residents are available online. The complete Oct. 3 City Council agenda is available here.
COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN OCT. 4
Join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Starbucks, located at 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road. Let's discuss our vision for Ward 5 and what we can do together to achieve those goals. This is a great way to talk with me about exciting events I am planning for the remainder of the year! There are so many ways to be involved with our community, so join me for a cup of coffee or tea – on me!
LIBRARY DISTRICT TO CELEBRATE TEEN READ WEEK
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District celebrates Teen Read Week Oct. 14-20. This is a national program designed to encourage teens to take time out from their busy schedules and celebrate the fun of reading in all its forms – books, magazines, eBooks and audio books. All programs are free and open to the public. Each library is featuring its own contest or opportunities. Space may be limited and passes may be required. Check with your local library branch for more information or see the news release.
HISTORIC WESTSIDE SCHOOL PROJECT
The design team of KME Architects has hired consultants to assist with expertise in several areas of the Historic Westside School project, including landscape design, expansive soils, historic rehabilitation and structural safety. The design kickoff meeting was held Sept. 18 with consultants and city staff. Design has begun and is expected to take about 16 months. The city is evaluating the proposals for construction manager at risk that have been received. Construction is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2014 and should take approximately 10 months.