Las Vegas’ State of the City Address Focuses on Entertainment, Art, Travel Projects

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman was positive and upbeat when delivering his State of the City address on January 13, saying, “We’re not going to abandon our vision of being a great city,” talking to 350 people listening to his address at the Fifth Street School.  Continued investments in downtown Las Vegas projects, he said, were necessary to sustain the economy in the short and long-term.

And several projects were specifically singled out as requiring continued support:  Union Park, Smith Center for the Performing Arts (soon to break ground), the nearly completed Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, and the start of construction for a World Jewelry Center, a Charley Palmer restaurant/hotel, and a new city hall building.  

Curiously, the mayor mentioned nothing in his address on his favorite high-profile project: the Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, commonly referred to as the “Mob Museum.”   The project has been mocked and scorned nationally since it was reported that Goodman put it on his “wish list” to receive funding from the pending federal stimulus package.

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