Nov. 21, 2013 



NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES
I am honored that the National League of Cities members elected me to the board of directors at the group’s annual meeting in Seattle Nov. 12-16. The National League of Cities serves a resource to and advocate for more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns. I will be an advocate for Las Vegas and Nevada on the board.  I am excited to be a part of influencing policies that will benefit many across the country as well as all of us at home. Go online to see more about the National League of Cities meeting.

WARD 5 HOLIDAY TURKEYS DELIVERED
Thanks to the generosity of many, I was able to deliver Thanksgiving turkeys and groceries to 500 elementary school youth and their families this week, and will be delivering more than 1,200 turkeys to senior communities on Monday.  See the details online.

MENORAH LIGHTING BY MAYOR GOODMAN NOV. 27
Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman to light the community menorah on the first night of Hanukkah Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.  The menorah will be located on the west side of Fourth Street.

RTC TRANSIT WILL OPERATE ON ALTERNATIVE SCHEDULES NOV. 28-29
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) will operate its transit system on a Sunday schedule Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, and will operate on a Saturday schedule on Family Day, Friday, Nov. 29.  The Saturday and Sunday schedules will be in place due to traditionally lower ridership and less traffic on these days. For information on RTC transit routes, fares, park and ride locations and more, visit online or call (702) 228-7433. 

JOIN ME FOR THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
Please plan to bring the family and join me for the annual holiday tree lighting Wednesday, Dec. 4, starting at 6 p.m. in Lorenzi Park, located at 3333 W. Washington Ave.  We’ll enjoy holiday carolers, hot chocolate, cookies and lighting the tree.  The event is free and open to the public.  Call (702) 229-5443 for more information.

WARD 5 “ACCESS CITY COUNCIL” TV SHOW
The “Access City Council” television show featuring Ward 5 news, events and opportunities begins airing on KCLV-TV channel 2 Dec. 5. See the broadcast schedule or watch the show online at www.kclv.tv/.

COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN DEC. 5
Join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, Dec. 5, 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 DEC. 6
Enjoy the First Friday celebration downtown in the Arts District Dec. 6, 5 to 11 p.m. Go online for all the details.

THE LAS VEGAS GREAT SANTA RUN
Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. start of 5K run and 1-mile walk.
Fremont Street Experience Third Street Stage in downtown Las Vegas.
Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman for The Las Vegas Great Santa Run Saturday, Dec. 7. This ninth annual run will raise funds for Opportunity Village. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the 5K run and 1-mile walk beginning at 10 a.m. Those interested in donning a red hat, coat and beard and participating in a fun run should visit the registration page

WARD 5 BLUEGRASS IN THE PARK DEC. 8
I will host Bluegrass in the Park, Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lorenzi Park Lake band shell, located at 3333 W. Washington Ave. inside Lorenzi Park. I invite you to bring the entire family to this free event to enjoy the music of local bluegrass and acoustic bands. Bring chairs or blankets to be more comfortable. Tasty treats may be purchased from one of several food trucks. For more information, call (702) 229-5443.

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING BY MAYOR GOODMAN
Join Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman to light a community Christmas tree Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.  The tree will be located at the Third Street stage.


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