Why Can’t Local Government in Nevada do More?

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Mayor’s Corner by Al Litman [Editor note: Al Litman is a declared candidate for Mesquite Mayor in the 2016 general election.] The Constitution of the United States does not mention local governments. Instead, the Tenth Amendment reserved … [Read more...]

Quasi-public agencies

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This month I would like to start a conversation about quasi-public agencies and how they function. If you are not sure what a quasi-public agency is, look no further than Overton Power District (OPD). Many of us who live here in Mesquite come from … [Read more...]

Mesquite gaining traction toward economic growth

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I believe Mesquite is finally getting back on track towards becoming an economic growth city again. I doubt we will see the growth we had pre-recession, but that’s a good thing. This time we have the time and knowledge to carefully plan for our … [Read more...]

Rec Center is a hidden gem for city residents

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As a resident of Mesquite, your Mayor and an active participant of the Mesquite City Recreation Center I am concerned when there are negative comments written about one of our facilities.  I am referring to the Just Sayin opinion written by an … [Read more...]

Incentives for Business

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The State of Nevada through the Governor’s office of Economic Development offers a variety of incentives to help qualifying companies make the decision to do business in the state, including sales tax abatements on capital equipment purchases, sales … [Read more...]

Lets Talk Splash Pad

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Even before the official opening of the newly constructed splash pad, the folks at a local blog are, per usual, finding fault with our local government, how we do business, how contracts are given out, the pioneer families, the Mormon Church, the … [Read more...]

Let’s talk About Gold Butte

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The issue of Gold Butte is in the hands of the U. S. Government.  In fact, it always has been regardless of what has been said by Mr. Bundy or anyone else.  Mesquite’s contribution has been a series of resolutions offering support in some fashion for … [Read more...]

Comparing Apples to Oranges

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By Mayor Al Litman This month I’d like to comment about comparing our lovely community with another about the same size, but in another state with different demographics.  A well-meaning lady who happens to be a snowbird took the time to compare … [Read more...]

It’s time to focus on what we can control, not what we can’t

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By Mayor Al Litman When the Mesquite Local news asked me when I was going to write another Mayor’s Corner article, I said shortly.  I later had second thoughts, but after reading the letters to the editor in both our local papers, I decided it was … [Read more...]

From the Mayor ~ Year In Review

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By Allan Litman It’s been a very interesting and productive 2014.  As you know I have been your mayor for the past seven months.  As you also know, it was unexpected, at least for me, as I expected to be a councilman for the next five years.  I … [Read more...]