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 a … [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 us … [Read more...]

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

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

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 did … [Read more...]

Hard decisions coming up related to city finances

By Mayor Al Litman Contrary to what you may have been told or read, Mesquite is not thriving financially.  We may be growing again in population, but not in our income stream. As your mayor I need to be as upfront and honest as possible in what … [Read more...]

City’s financial future requires a lot of work

A number of issues will probably be facing Mesquite in the coming years. Foremost, at least as I see it, will be economic development that is necessary to balance business, population growth, our demographics and the quality of life our residents and … [Read more...]

Mayor answers Medical Marijuana questions

This month I have put together some questions and answers about medical marijuana.  The answers are from legal opinions issued by legal experts in Las Vegas.  Of course, it’s rare to get lawyers to agree on legal issues, so don’t accept these as the f … [Read more...]

How much time does public service take? As much as you can give…

[Editor’s note: Mayor Litman has agreed to run a monthly column with the Mesquite Local News to assist in answering questions and concerns the community may have. You may submit questions to Mayor Litman by emailing him at or b … [Read more...]