There are many demographics to homelessness, and each one has to be addressed specifically to ascertain the barriers keeping them homeless.
Las Vegas has always been a destination city to visit, but over the last 20 years it has grown exponentially to a place people want to live, which is great for the Nevada economy.
One of the biggest challenges that we are working on is helping people work on taking their first steps towards a healthier life.
Our city needs to continue to diversify and will need to keep up the expansion efforts during a potential recession.
We can’t ignore Lake Mead standing at a 22-year downward trend and now at its lowest level since 1937. It’s going to take all of us and those new to the area focusing on conservation.
We’ve seen the devastation of wildfires, the drought to our beloved desert and without quick and substantive changes at the federal level, there is not a good way out.
The drought and diminishing water levels of the Colorado River are a huge challenge. We need to find sustainable solutions to cut back on usage before it’s too late.
Prior to the pandemic, we know where Southern Nevada ranked nationally in education outcomes, workforce readiness, infrastructure, etc. Now, we have an opportunity to use unprecedented federal funds to completely change our region’s future. We must have the courage to make strategic long-term, people-based investments that for too long have been unattractive to our credit-seeking officials who want a quick win and Twitter press release.
We need to never to crouch in fear and to lean into our heritage of boldness to solve our community’s problems. Our best days are yet to come.
It goes without saying that we have a water shortage in Lake Mead, and if that cannot be solved soon that will be our valley’s biggest issue. Future development and the valley’s expansion are dependent on our elected officials finding a way to get our share of the water coming out of the Colorado River.