Take civic pride in community

Several years ago, during the height of the recession, Mesquite laid off numerous employees. None of them have been replaced. Are we existing without them? You could argue that we are. I would say yes we are. I would also say we are not in many … [Read more...]

Monday Mornings with the Mayors

Mesquite, NV — On Monday, May 23, Mesquite Mayor Allan Litman will be 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 … [Read more...]

Why Can’t Local Government in Nevada do More?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...]