May 9, 2013 



REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAY 15
The Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St. The City Council meeting will follow immediately afterward. 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.

HELLDORADO DAYS & RODEO MAY 16-19
Enjoy the 2013 Helldorado Days celebration and Rodeo May 16-19, including the evening parade Saturday, May 18. The parade will start downtown at 5 p.m. and is expected to last approximately two hours, heading north on Fourth Street from Gass to Ogden avenues. For all the details on Helldorado tickets and fun, go online.

CHANGES COMING TO CITY OF LAS VEGAS SEWER BILLS
The city of Las Vegas is changing sewer billing, making payments easier. Starting this summer, city of Las Vegas sewer customers will receive quarterly bills, rather than annual bills. Bills will look different, and customers will be issued a new account number. See all the details on the city’s website. The changes are a result of the city updating its billing system to be more efficient and more convenient for customers. For more information or for questions about sewer billing, call 229-1289.

ONE-STOP SHOP FOR CITY PARKING-RELATED ISSUES
As part of the continuing efforts by the city of Las Vegas to make parking more convenient, a new parking services office now provides a one-stop shop for parking-related issues. The new office is located inside the City Hall garage at 500 S. Main St. The new parking office allows citizens to pay parking citations, file appeals, obtain parking permits and handle any parking-related issues in the city quickly and efficiently, cutting down on wait time for customers.

The parking services office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The office can be contacted by phone at 229-4700 or by visiting the city’s website.

HOMEOWNERS NIGHT SCHEDULED MAY 22
The city of Las Vegas will host its second annual “Homeowners Night” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Development Services Center, located at 333 N. Rancho Drive. At the meeting, residents can learn how to obtain a permit for work previously performed on their homes, get information on what work requires a permit, learn about fees and how to request inspections, and apply for permits for new work. City staff members will be present to answer questions related to building permits, neighborhood issues and zoning violations. Residents also will be able to take advantage of the city’s year-round amnesty program that allows homeowners to self-disclose non-permitted or non-code-compliant work in their homes without experiencing any penalties for the required plan review and permit fees. For more information, call 229-6251.

SAFE SUMMER NIGHTS
Residents are invited to bring their families out to attend one of the city’s four upcoming Safe Summer Nights events. The events will include music, children’s games, face painting and free hot dogs and water while supplies last. City of Las Vegas staff will be joined by local nonprofit representatives, neighbors and others to provide information about summer youth activities, health services, community safety, adult education opportunities and more at these events.

  • Friday, May, 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the East Las Vegas Community Center, located at 250 N. Eastern Ave.
  • Friday, May 31, 5:30-8 p.m., at Kermit R. Booker Elementary School, located at 2277 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Stupak Community Center, located at 251 W. Boston Ave.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6-8 p.m., at Matt Kelly Elementary School, located at 1900 N. J St.

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