From the Mayor

I have been asked numerous times who the individual is that comes to so many city council meetings and complains about our police and court system, and the injustice he has received.  He further casts doubt about my loyalty to this country and the … [Read more...]


Recently I went to one of our public schools to assist a family having a meeting with staff.  The meeting was just before school started and I arrived early.  I walked in, told the receptionist I would be waiting for some people to join me.  I don’t b … [Read more...]

Letter from the Mayor

For the third time in the past year I have seen the ugliness of racism, elitism, and class distinction rear its head in our community.  Let me explain. Last year the city received numerous calls and emails about a small, proposed basketball court … [Read more...]

From our Mayor

It’s a New Year for all of us and in Mesquite it’s just the start of what I know will be an exciting year.  Our second annual Parade of Lights just concluded with an outstanding assortment of floats and a good turnout despite the cold windy nigh … [Read more...]

From the Mayor-Veteran’s Day Parade

I’m writing this column today, not just as the mayor, but also, as a proud veteran and citizen. I have been deeply involved with the Mesquite Veterans Day Parade for the past thirteen years. For the past few years it has become much more difficult to … [Read more...]

From the Mayor

In response to a front page article August 7,  in the Review Journal on Mesquite stating that the recent influx of people as new residents is altering the local ambience, I would like to make my comments regarding the story and set the record … [Read more...]

Setting the record straight on marijuana consumption

During the past few meetings of the Mesquite City Council, we have been visited by a small group of Mesquite citizens who are opposed to smoking in public places in the city, which in our case would be places that have gambling, but not the entry to … [Read more...]

From the Mayor

It appears that summer is in full swing as our temperatures rise daily. Traffic is down with the departure of the snowbirds and we can look forward to several months of hopefully, a peaceful season in Mesquite. I wish things were as peaceful on the … [Read more...]

Monday Mornings with the Mayors

On Monday, Feb. 20, Mesquite Mayor Allan Litman will by on Monday Mornings with the Mayors on KLAS Channel 8 in Las Vegas from 6:40 a.m at 7:00 a.m. The segment will feature Mayor Litman talking about Mesquite, regional issues and answer questions … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Mayor Al Litman

At one time, Mesquite was on what I term, the sucker circuit. Just a bunch of country bumpkins waiting to be taken, or at least that’s what some outsiders thought. Sound harsh? I guess, but sadly, true. Well, in the case I’m writing about now, we w … [Read more...]