April 2010 

I hope you will all join me and my family for a free movie on Friday, April 23, at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza at Lorenzi Park, located at 720 Twin Lakes Drive. The city will be showing "Wall*E," which is rated G. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. This is the first of several movies the city will be showing over the next few months. I am really looking forward to these events! The movies will be fun for friends and neighbors to come out and have a good time under the stars at Lorenzi Park.

The movies will start at dusk on these dates:

Friday, April 23, "Wall*E" rated G, gate opens at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 21, "The Princess and the Frog" rated G, gate opens at 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 24, "Monsters vs. Aliens" rated PG, gate opens at 7 p.m.

Free popcorn will be provided while supplies last. Vendors will offer a variety of treats for purchase. The events are sponsored by Max Pawn, the Community Development Programs Center of Nevada, and Timbers Bar & Grill.

For more information, please call my office at 229-5443.

I also wanted to make you all aware of an exciting opportunity for neighborhood associations to apply for grant funds through the city of Las Vegas. The application process for the Neighborhood Partners Fund (NPF) program began this week. The program is designed to assist in improving the livability of city neighborhoods through community matched funding for neighborhood improvement projects.

Neighborhood associations, homeowners associations or business associations whose primary purpose is neighborhood improvement that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the funds:

  • Be located within the city of Las Vegas.
  • Be registered with the Neighborhood Services Department (projects need to be implemented within the registered neighborhood's boundaries).
  • Have a majority of the association’s members living or operating businesses in the neighborhood.
  • Demonstrate neighborhood support for the proposed project / program.
  • Be registered as a non-profit association with the state of Nevada.

The program grants up to $5,000, which must be matched by the neighborhood with cash, volunteer labor, donated supplies, equipment or professional services.

The deadline for NPF applications is Monday, June 14, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, including the brochure, application, program guidelines and the schedule of informational workshops to be held throughout the city, visit the city's Web site.