A field of nine is running to replace Steve Wolfson on the Las Vegas City Council. One of them is former State Sen. Bob Beers. His signs are up already around town and he's promising that he will continue to be a fiscal hawk at City Hall as he was in Carson City.
Councilman Bob Coffin ran to improve life in his ward, which he argued, had been neglected. Too much attention had been focused on downtown. Councilman Bob Beers recently won a special election and promised to review expenditures, which he feared would balloon with the payments for the new city hall. These councilmen seemed to be shaking up the consensus that had gathered around Mayor Oscar Goodman. We ask them what the big issues are for the City of Las Vegas and how they have made a difference.
A big field has nominated to run for the special election to fill the Ward 2 seat on the Las Vegas City Council. Among them is Kristine Kuzemka. She is campaigning of themes similar to many other candidates - frugal budgeting and business development downtown. She has other issues such as Ward 2 getting a fair share of its tax revenue spent in the ward and she has criticized Mayor Carolyn Goodman for refusing to endorse same-sex marriage. Kuzemka says it could cost the city tourism dollars. We talk with the Las Vegas public defender about why she should win this week's special election.