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Old 01-12-2023, 02:44 PM
 
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I thought the city/county were cleaning up downtown and making it more tourist / hipster friendly? Apparently it's at best a work in progress.

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Old 01-15-2023, 02:31 PM
 
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Most every downtown in major cities have areas with issues like this, every single one. Especially ones in high tourist areas, Vegas gets over 40 million tourists a year. Some downtown areas literally have entire city blocks worse than this. The strip is surprisingly safe for the number of tourists it gets. Ever been to Europe? Large tourists areas in France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium have crime rates considerably higher than the Vegas strip. Mostly thefts of course. I have friends who were just robbed in one of the nicest parts of Italy a few months ago. Woke up to three men in their hotel room running out with their camera gear and laptops. Police didnt even file a report because it happens all the time in that area which gets a ton of tourists. This is the world we live in.
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Old 01-15-2023, 04:03 PM
 
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The question is, what's the trajectory? Is downtown getting worse, or just staying the same (I don't think getting better is on the table.)
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Old 01-15-2023, 10:48 PM
 
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The question is, what's the trajectory? Is downtown getting worse, or just staying the same (I don't think getting better is on the table.)
I dont have the numbers for downtown specifically, but Las Vegas crime in general has come down over the past 5 years. Its come WAY down from 2003-2008 when it was considerably worse. Ive seen really bad parts of California turned around. Areas much larger than downtown LV, which is only about 3 miles. The question is, does Vegas have the funding for it and how committed to it is Lombardo? Better yet, how committed is Goodman to cleaning up downtown? What does she even do? Ive been watching local Vegas news for months leading up to this move and Ive never heard her name mentioned. Eric Garcetti was always in the news being questioned about what he's doing to clean up LA and fix the massive homeless crisis. Where is Goodman? Why is the LV media not holding her accountable? Her state of the city address a few days ago was really nothing more than touting upcoming attractions. She hardly touched on public safety except for at the very end and it was just your typical out of touch Liberal garbage. Time for citizens and small business owners to put her on the hot seat or vote her out.


https://nevadacrimestats.nv.gov/tops...rk-county/2022

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Old 01-16-2023, 10:33 AM
 
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I dont have the numbers for downtown specifically, but Las Vegas crime in general has come down over the past 5 years. Its come WAY down from 2003-2008 when it was considerably worse. Ive seen really bad parts of California turned around. Areas much larger than downtown LV, which is only about 3 miles. The question is, does Vegas have the funding for it and how committed to it is Lombardo? Better yet, how committed is Goodman to cleaning up downtown? What does she even do? Ive been watching local Vegas news for months leading up to this move and Ive never heard her name mentioned. Eric Garcetti was always in the news being questioned about what he's doing to clean up LA and fix the massive homeless crisis. Where is Goodman? Why is the LV media not holding her accountable? Her state of the city address a few days ago was really nothing more than touting upcoming attractions. She hardly touched on public safety except for at the very end and it was just your typical out of touch Liberal garbage. Time for citizens and small business owners to put her on the hot seat or vote her out.


https://nevadacrimestats.nv.gov/tops...rk-county/2022
She's term limited out after next year. And she's not liberal at all.
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Old 01-17-2023, 05:26 PM
 
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That's cute. The areas newest resident will eventually learn how the mayor of Las Vegas is largely a figurehead and cheerleader. And how much of what's called "Las Vegas" isn't under city control.
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Old 01-18-2023, 08:14 AM
 
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That's cute. The areas newest resident will eventually learn how the mayor of Las Vegas is largely a figurehead and cheerleader. And how much of what's called "Las Vegas" isn't under city control.
I've heard the Clark County Commission is one of the most powerful governmental entities in the state. Take for example Tick. He tried to pass a very bad bill to change the airport name when he was in the state legislature. He couldn't get it done. He's currently on the county commission and he was able to ram it through. I wrote them ( and they totally ignored me) to suggest that they simply name it Las Vegas International airport. That way no one will ever be offended again. No politician, no color, no ethnicities. Once it passed a lot of people howled, well people need to pay attention. Sorry I digressed...
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Old 01-18-2023, 01:48 PM
 
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That's cute. The areas newest resident will eventually learn how the mayor of Las Vegas is largely a figurehead and cheerleader. And how much of what's called "Las Vegas" isn't under city control.
They should call her a Queen then, not a Mayor.
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Old 01-18-2023, 11:01 PM
 
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They should call her a Queen then, not a Mayor.
This is how council-manager forms of government like ours work. It is very common across the country and is much better than a strong mayor. Having a city manager makes for more professional and stable delivery of services.
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Old 01-18-2023, 11:27 PM
 
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This is how council-manager forms of government like ours work. It is very common across the country and is much better than a strong mayor. Having a city manager makes for more professional and stable delivery of services.
Youre right. I mean, shes done such a stellar job cleaning up downtown and everything right? It gets worse on a monthly basis and nobody does anything. Time to start holding these do nothing Democrat politicians accountable. They are destroying entire cities nationwide. I watched it happen to LA and youve been watching it here in Vegas. Youre ok with it?
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