WARD 5 TREE LIGHTING DEC. 14
You are invited to the Ward 5 Holiday Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 14, at Lorenzi Park at 6 p.m. Bring the whole family to see the tree, make an ornament, sing carols, visit with Santa Claus, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate (while supplies last). See the flier. For more information on Ward 5 events, go online to here. The complete agenda is available here. Please join me for the council meeting if your schedule allows.
SHOES FOR CHILDREN DRIVE AND BENEFIT PERFORMANCES DEC. 14-16
Join me for the 18th annual Shoes for Children Drive and benefit performances of “The Threepenny Opera” on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday, Dec. 15-16, at 2 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library, located at 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The opera is an adaptation of the 18th-century “The Beggar’s Opera” and provides savage, biting commentary on bourgeois capitalism and modern-day morality. “Sweet” Lou Collins, a co-founder of the event, will be master of ceremonies. Admission is one new pair of children's athletic shoes sized to fit age preschool to high school youth. For more information, please call 507-3989 or go online.
REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CITY COUNCIL MEETING DEC. 19
The Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St. The Las Vegas City Council meeting will follow, starting at approximately 9 a.m. in Council Chambers. Council agenda items of particular interest to Ward 5 residents can be found here. The complete agenda is available here. Please join me for the council meeting if your schedule allows.
KWANZAA CELEBRATION DEC. 22
In celebration of Kwanzaa, you are invited to a communal ceremony as we gather to dialogue, to understand and to share the principles and meaning of Kwanzaa, embracing and celebrating the accomplishments of youth graduate participants in the S.I.S.T.A. (girls) and UMOJA (boys) Rites of Passage Mentoring Workshops. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m., at the West Las Vegas Library Theater at 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. For more information, call 507-3989 or view the flier.
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING OPPORTUNITY
Free Christmas tree recycling is offered again this season Dec. 26-Jan. 15. Your tree can improve the public parks as mulch instead of adding to the garbage in the local landfill! See the flier for all the details and drop off locations.
NEW WARD BOUNDARIES
New city of Las Vegas ward boundaries became official Dec. 10. See the map to determine if your ward and City Council representative have changed. If your residence or business now is located in a different ward, subscribe to that ward's newsletter on the ward's Web page. If you are not sure which ward is yours, use the online search.
F STREET PROJECT UPDATE
At last week’s City Council meeting, a final funding agreement for F Street was approved. Advertising for bids should take place in early January. Construction is tentatively planned for late spring 2013. Final renderings of the F Street graphic tile artwork can be found here. Due to copyright issues, some minor changes were made, but nothing substantial. I want to thank all of you for your support and patience as it relates to this project!
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION JAN. 4
Enjoy the First Friday celebration downtown in the Arts District Jan. 4. Go online for all the details.
NO 'COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN' IN JANUARY
There will be no "Coffee With The Councilman" in January. Please join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, Feb. 7, 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 this year! There are so many ways to be involved with our community, so join me for a cup of coffee or tea – on me!