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"In some sense not enough, in some sense that’s what drives everything."
- Mark Moses, Former Municipal Finance Director, explains how philosophy plays into local government saying while cities don’t think about what they are or why they exist, these questions can inform the goals that are adopted. He says not asking these philosophical questions can be at the root of city administrative and financial problems that lead to perpetual scarcity. - Friday, November 24, 2023.
"Those people deserve to be represented by somebody that understands the needs of that dynamic community."
- Selena Torres, Assemblywoman District 3, discusses her reasons to run for office, saying that as a former educator she was making micro changes, but she wanted to be part of creating systemic change and making a positive difference in Nevadans’ lives. - Thursday, November 23, 2023.
"The Republican party is an absolute disaster."
- Warren Hardy, Principal, The Hardy Consulting Group, says the sooner the party can get past the Donald Trump era the better. When discussing the Republican caucus, he says we should elect a leader fairly who can actually win a general election instead of coming up with strategies for them to win. - Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
"There was a special place in my heart for Roy."
- Tom Letizia, Political Consultant & PR Executive, shares his personal connection to Roy Robinson, a local broadcasting veteran who passed away in 2023. He calls Roy his mentor when he first started in radio, saying Roy “was a man that wanted to give young kids a chance” and provided a great training ground for his career. - Tuesday, November 21, 2023.
"We’re seeing a lot of residencies going unfilled in certain specialties."
- Mason Van Houweling, CEO, University Medical Center, says there is a dynamic change of people really questioning whether they want to do the length of education with a hefty price tag to work in the medical field. He explains that radiology is one of areas of concern and the projection shows a shortage in the next 8-10 years for the demand we have, and as the population continues to grow and age, it will compound the problem. - Friday, November 17, 2023.
"Las Vegas is a place that’s really good at that."
- Bo Bernhard, VP Economic Development, UNLV, says that when people escape poverty, the first thing they often go out and buy is fun. He explains that this post-pandemic resilience and desire to experience combined with the planet-wide growth of the global middle class is a remarkable force that’s shifting the focus towards traveling and having fun. - Thursday, November 16, 2023.
"What we’re trying to do is make sure locals get the benefit of the Super Bowl."
- Peter Guzman, President Latin Chamber of Commerce, discusses the Business Connect program, saying it has to be that way because “the community paid for some of the stadium.” This program connects Las Vegas businesses with opportunities to compete for contracts related to Super Bowl LVIII, while also being committed to supporting minority, woman, disability, LGBTQ+ and veteran-owned businesses. - Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
"It delivers everything that they say it was going to deliver and more."
- Rick Velotta, Tourism and Gaming Reporter, Las Vegas Review Journal, talks about the Sphere and how someone can hear or read about it, but doesn’t do it justice until you actually see the building in person. - Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
"What has happened is the Democrats nationwide have played every nonsensical thing they can to such a point that people are just fed up."
- George Harris, Chairman, Nevadans for Sound Government, says the Democrats will not get a supermajority in both houses. He earlier says he would “would love to tell you it’s all because we Republicans are going to go and stop them” but that won’t happen because “we Republicans are disorganized.” - Friday, November 10, 2023.
"I know they expect to get some reimbursement from the county, but we have not agreed to any reimbursement."
- Tick Segerblom, Clark County Commissioner, District E, says Formula One is paying the contractors to put the roads down, however the dollar amount that the county will owe is in dispute. He later adds we need to rethink the event once it’s over, saying that Las Vegans and tourists cannot go through this much turmoil each year. - Thursday, November 9, 2023.
"It’s brought a lot of attention to Vegas."
- Howard Stutz, Gaming Reporter, Nevada Independent, says of the Sphere. He says there’s been a lot of interest in the $2.3 billion venue, adding he’s curious now to see the quarterly reports and what shows they plan to bring in moving forward. - Wednesday, November 8, 2023.
"This is going to be the biggest event in the world."
- Steve Hill, CEO/President, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, says of the Formula One race coming to Southern Nevada. He says they’re projecting it will have a $1.3 billion impact on Las Vegas, also noting that the disruptive construction needed for the event “will never have to be matched again” and won’t need to be repeated on a yearly basis. - Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
"What Vegas brings to professional sports right now is pretty obvious to all of these leagues."
- Steve Hill, CEO/President, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, says they’re confident that the A’s deal will move forward, adding this is a move that makes sense for the A’s, and being part of Las Vegas makes sense for Major League Baseball. He says construction will start in April 2025 and we’ll be throwing out the first ball in April 2028. - Friday, November 3, 2023.
"We have to make these decisions now to avoid any delay."
- Joanna Jacob, Government Relation Manager, Clark County, explains why this was the right time to bring the bill for the Ivanpah Valley airport to the legislature. She says that there are a number of things to plan for, including environment, public works, infrastructure and more, and we have to start moving on these projects now. - Thursday, November 2, 2023.
"We’re not a delayed airport yet."
- Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation, Clark County Department of Aviation, says 2030 is not a hard deadline for when Harry Reid International Airport will run out of space, rather it’s flexible with how they’re working today and are making accommodations. She says there is a category of constraint in the future, and if we don’t start doing something today, we would be a constrained airport in the future. - Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
"In this case, it’s a crisis."
- Joe Lombardo, Governor of Nevada, discusses how Las Vegas could be a potential target for retaliation in the Israeli-Gaza situation and says what we need to do as an organization is to include local law enforcement and be proactive. He adds apathy can be a problem with homeland security, but says this is “not the attitude that the law enforcement takes nor the state takes with the resources available to direct to the situation.” - Tuesday, October 31, 2023.