June 4, 2013 



I-15 RESTRICTIONS DUE TO F STREET UNDERPASS WORK
Construction began June 2 on the first phase of the F Street connection project, which will reopen the F Street Underpass at I-15. Motorists can expect lane reductions and traffic shifts on northbound and southbound I-15 between U.S. 95 and Washington. The initial work for the first phase will consist of lane shifts, the removal of median barrier rail and high mast lighting as well as temporary paving for future Phase 2 lane shifts. Changeable message signs will be placed throughout the work zone and the speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph in the work zone. Project work hours will run nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday night through Friday morning. The $13.6 million F Street project is collaboration between NDOT and the city of Las Vegas and is scheduled for completion in late 2014.

Unscheduled restrictions and closures may occur and weather can impact work schedules. For the latest highway information, call 5-1-1 or log on to www.nvroads.com/. For information on NDOT projects, like the F Street Underpass, go online.

PATRICIA CUNNINGHAM NAMED CITIZEN OF THE MONTH
Patricia Cunningham will be named city of Las Vegas Citizen of the Month at tomorrow’s City Council meeting for her many years of community service. Longtime radio talk show host and news director at KCEP Radio 88.1 FM, Patricia hosts a popular Saturday morning radio show and appears regularly as a political analyst on Vegas PBS television’s “Nevada Week in Review.”  She has devoted herself to improving the lives of others. After graduating from Bishop Gorman High School and Ohio State University, she spent more than 25 years as a counselor and social worker, helping low-income individuals, high-school dropouts, homeless mentally ill, dislocated workers and youth and adult offenders to get through the crises in their lives, find employment and rebuild their lives. She has always volunteered her time on community boards, and currently serves on committees for UNLV, Nevada State College and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN JUNE 6
Join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, June 6, 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 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! 

FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION JUNE 7
Enjoy the First Friday celebration downtown in the Arts District June 7. Go online  for all the details.

HOW TO OPEN AND RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS CONFERENCE - PHASE II
You are invited to the Phase II business conference on Saturday, June 8, at the ITT Technical Institute located at 3825 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 600.  This is a free event presented by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Economic Development Committee, the Clark County Business Licensing Department and myself. There will be presentations on how to open your own business, market your business and leave a legacy for your family. Registration opens at 8 a.m. The program will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (702) 229-5443 or e-mail to yyturralde@lasvegasnevada.gov to reserve your seat.

JOIN STARBUCKS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP
Join me and 400 Starbucks employees for a Ward 5 neighborhood cleanup on Wednesday, June 12, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Kianga Isoke Palacio Park at Doolittle Complex, located at West Lake Mead Boulevard and J Street. The Starbucks volunteers, who are in Las Vegas for corporate meetings, also will clean and refurbish around the Doolittle Senior Center and the Doolittle Community Center. The city of Las Vegas will provide tools and supplies for the cleanup through its mobile cleanup trailer known as the Neighborhood Porch.


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