Reality TV shows filmed in Las Vegas are nothing new. But when Las Vegas city council opens its doors to a crew of cameras, boom mic operators, and lighting designers, things may heat up in the council’s chambers
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.
The slates are now complete for the primaries in June. The big names drew some opponents and there will be a couple of tough intramural battles to see who carries the party banners in the congressional and legislative races.