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Redevelopment Meetings Scheduled for Public Input

Redevelopment Meetings Scheduled for Public Input

The City of Las Vegas plans redevelopment work in two of its wards and wants input from the affected communities.

The city’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA) seeks to redevelop areas of Wards 3 and 5. The RDA uses new property taxes from new development to finance investment. Property owners have the option to opt out of being part of the redevelopment area expansion.

The currently scheduled meetings will take place:

Congresswoman Titus Holds Open House at Satellite Office

Congresswoman Titus Holds Open House at Satellite Office

 

Congresswoman Dina Titus is opening her satellite office Wednesday evening with an open house.

The event starts at 4:30 at the East Las Vegas Community and Senior Center, 250 North Eastern Avenue.

Titus and her staff will be on hand to answer questions, and to show constituents the services the office offers.

The open house kicks off the satellite office's hours, which will be every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m.

 

Do a Little Shopping and Register to Vote

Do a Little Shopping and Register to Vote

 

If you haven’t registered to vote in next month’s election, get to the mall this weekend.

County officials plan voter registration drives at several malls Saturday, the last day to register to vote without appearing in person at an Election Department office.

Voter registration applications will be taken all day at:

  • Las Vegas Outlet Center, 7400 South Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
  • Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas
  • Galleria Mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson
  • Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas

After Saturday, anyone who wants to register to vote will have through Oct. 16 to appear in-person to either the County Election Center at 965 Trade Drive, Suite A in North Las Vegas, or the Election Department office at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

Latino Voter Registration Drive coming to Las Vegas

Latino Voter Registration Drive coming to Las Vegas

 

A national Latino voter drive is coming to Las Vegas Thursday.

¡Todos a Votar!, or Let’s Vote, is a national tour that started in California last week. The group will stop at the Rafael Rivera Community Center, 2900 E. Stewart Avenue, at 10 a.m. The campaign hopes to educate and register thousands of Latino voters around the country.

All of the major Latino groups are united on the tour, including Mi Familia Vota, The League of United Latin American Citizens, National Council of La Raza and Voto Latino. The voter drive has set a goal to register 650,000 Latino voters and get more than 12 million Latinos to go to the polls this November. 

Agriculture Secretary Meets with Business Leaders

 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with a handful of Las Vegas-area business leaders Tuesday to push President Obama’s jobs plan.

The secretary held a White House Business Council Roundtable at the East Las Vegas Community Center. Vilsack encouraged the business leaders to apply for a federal loan to build and operate a waste recycling plant. The plant would produce biofuel for the Navy. He says there are a few plants that will be built and one in Nevada would help create jobs.

(Associated Press contributed to this report)

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

In an effort to help voters understand more about the candidates for mayoral, city council and city ward races in Clark County during the upcoming election, Cox Communications-Las Vegas and Cox Media launched Elections 2011 On DEMAND.

The current election cycle involves candidates from Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.

Elections 2011 On DEMAND provides the means for voters to view a two-minute, educational “candidate vignette” on its On DEMAND platform via Cox Channel 1. The company’s News and Public Affairs department is providing all candidates with an opportunity to speak frankly about their candidacy or any issues. However, as opposed to the more common 30-second political television spot, the On DEMAND vignettes may not contain references to other candidates or political campaigns.