Q: How do you decompress after a hard week? A: Recently, I’ve been playing Lego Star Wars on the Wii with my 5-year-old son. He’s really good at it, and alternates between hilarious trash talk and telling me I’m the best daddy ever when I help him get past an obstacle he’s struggling with.
Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years. A: This is a difficult question to answer. In my opinion, Las Vegas, like many other growing cities, faces multiple challenges that are in need of constant attention. They vary from diversification of our economy so we can better weather the economic slowdowns, unemployment, homelessness, potential water shortages and education, to name a few. All of which require focused attention to keep the community healthy and to foster its ability to attract strong new industries.
Q: What’s the biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years? A: There are so many challenges, but one thread that runs through all of them is transportation infrastructure. We are so behind other major metropolitan areas in the development of non-automobile-based transit systems that effectively move visitors and that connect residents to jobs, schools, retail centers and entertainment venues. We need to invest now because the longer we wait, the more expensive and more difficult it will become.
Q: How do you decompress after a hard week? A: Hiking. It helps me clear my head.
Q: How do you decompress after a long week? A: Dancing hula is also a huge stress relief for me. It keeps me connected with my culture and allows me to focus on something polar opposite from work.
Q: What’s the biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years? A: You mean other than water, power, housing, traffic and education? Honestly, I see our city’s future as remarkably promising. The biggest stumbling block to addressing all of the concerns facing us is the intransigent (told you I read the dictionary) nature of people today. Compromise and civility must be reintroduced into our daily dialogue.
Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years? A: Besides quality education, I don’t think there is anything more important than providing our residents and visitors with a safe environment to live, work and visit. Our men and women in law enforcement play an important role in that regard. I hope we will always make it a priority to provide them with the tools and resources they need.
Q: How do you decompress after a hard week? A: Long motorcycle rides to Overton.
A: I do hot yoga before or after work. It helps me deal with a lot of stress. When I’m home, I love to meditate and relax in my backyard.
The education of our youth is vital for our community. Also, having industry in our area that aligns with the workforce is extremely important.