May 2, 2012 

I hope you can join me for several events his week! Pease join me for the Coffee with Councilman on Thursday, May 3, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Starbucks located at 751 N. Rancho Drive.

Also, be sure to check out the First Friday festivities taking place in downtown Las Vegas. The event details are available online. I also encourage you to attend the Las Vegas Science Festival 2012 now through Saturday, May 5. The event concludes with the free science expo on May 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. For a complete list of events, go online.  

In other city-related news, today the City Council approved a bill that will allow community gardens in certain residential, commercial and industrial zoning districts throughout the city. I sponsored the bill due to the very successful Vegas Roots Community Garden, and the fact that other residents are interested in establishing community gardens in their neighborhoods, as well. This bill promotes healthy neighborhoods and helps to provide food for low-income individuals. The bill will allow weekly sales of goods from that garden.


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