It’s a nasty month. Darn hot. Half’s psychological – you see a thermometer that ought to break by the standards of any other top-50 metropolitan area and can’t help but dread the outside. With almost no humidity, it ends up closer to coastal breeze than Phoenix swamp. But those impressive stats on the thermometer – and the national morning network news drivel.. it all weighs on a fella.
Which, I suppose, is why the City of Las Vegas runs at half speed during July. As it turns out, our first regularly scheduled council meeting would be July 4, but due to the holiday it’s been cancelled – not rescheduled, cancelled.
The next meeting is July 18 – the only meeting in July, as it turns out. See you then!
The Nevada Policy Research Institute posted a story this afternoon detailing a blockbuster court decision in Arizona that could have a major impact on the strength of Nevada’s urban local government unions.
An Arizona judge has ruled that local governments there cannot directly fund the salaries and benefits of government union officials, which is common practice here in Nevada. Read NPRI’s report here… the Arizona government union targeted in the suit says it will appeal.
I’ll be a judge tomorrow at Project Dog House from 10am to 2pm in Town Square. Details here.
“Project Dog House is a fundraiser for The Animal Foundation. The theme of the event is a red carpet contest where dogs will dompete for a space in our 2013 non-profit calendar “In the Dog House”, which will be sold at local area pet businesses and online. Contestants will walk in a Puppy Parade around Town Square, finishing in front of celebrity judges who will pick the winners. The winners will be photographed for the calendar by renowned pet photographer Arica Dorff of Pet’ographique at a later date. The event will also include dog adptions, a gift basket raffle, cusome dog house raffle, healthy dog contest, red carpet pup-arazzi photos and a puppy contestant parade.
Sarah and I went down to catch the Helldorado Parade Saturday late afternoon, which runs through the heart of downtown Las Vegas. When we got home we started hunting down this photo – a scan of the front page of the Las Vegas Review Journal from about this time of the year in 1977, my senior year in the marching band at Clark High School. That’s me on the left…