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Welcome to the official city of Las Vegas podcast where we'll go behind the scenes to find out what makes your city government work, and how we are building community to make life better.

Vegas TMI Podcast City of Las Vegas

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Welcome to the official city of Las Vegas podcast where we'll go behind the scenes to find out what makes your city government work, and how we are building community to make life better.

    WhatThe? - Las Vegas Divorce Ranches -Episode 13

    WhatThe? - Las Vegas Divorce Ranches -Episode 13

    Welcome to our short-form series - What The? We answer over 96,000 questions every year on social media. That’s a lot. This short-form series will tackle some of our most frequently asked questions or interesting topics that don’t need a full podcast.

    Episode 13 deals with the little-known history of Las Vegas divorce ranches. Today Las Vegas is one of the marriage capitals of the world, but during the Great Depression Vegas tourism got a boost from divorces. Some divorce ranches still exist as parks, but what is a divorce ranch? Why were they mostly used by women? Listen and find out.

    See pictures from the divorce ranch era:
    https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/News/Blog/Detail/las-vegas-divorce-ranches

    In 1931, with the country in the grips of the Great Depression, the Nevada legislature passed two important bills to spur economic growth. One legalized gambling and the second changed the divorce residency requirements from six months to six weeks while adding nine grounds for divorce including the catchall “extreme cruelty entirely mental in nature”.  The rest is history.

    Starring Shane Savanapridi and Jennifer Davies.

    Find us on social media @cityoflasvegas and #VegasTMI to give us feed back and high-fives. Give us a nice review on iTunes, why don’t you?

    Find Shane & Jen on Twitter:
    @Savanapridi
    @jendavies26

    This podcast will publish twice a month - more or less.
    www.lasvegasnevada.gov/podcast

    • 7 min
    WhatThe? Coronavirus Nonessential Business and Finding Help - Episode12

    WhatThe? Coronavirus Nonessential Business and Finding Help - Episode12

    Welcome to our short-form series - What The? We answer over 96,000 questions every year on social media. That’s a lot. This short-form series will tackle some of our most frequently asked questions or interesting topics that don’t need a full podcast.

    Episode 12 deals with the Covid-19 Coronavirus affecting everyone right now. Nonessential businesses are closed, but what businesses are nonessential? How can I find help? How can I help others and still maintain social distancing? Listen and find out.

    Read the latest coronavirus updates at:
    https://lasvegasnevada.gov/coronavirus

    State of Nevada updates: https//nvhealthresponse.nv.gov

    Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers will enforce the closure of businesses deemed nonessential. The Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office will then either pursue a criminal complaint or civil complaint based on Metro’s findings. The criminal option entails the filing of a misdemeanor. The civil option would consist of the city securing a temporary restraining order to close the business more quickly should its owners not comply with the Metro order.  
    At the same time, the city plans to take several steps to ease the burdens on businesses that have been forced to close. These include:
    ▪          A 60-day grace period for business license renewals with due dates of March 1 or April 1.
    ▪          Options to close general or privileged licenses and no cost to reinstate them
    ▪          A liquor license option to pay a reduced fee during the temporary closure
    ▪          A gaming license option to pay a reduced fee during the temporary closure
    ▪          An ongoing acceptance of applications during this time

    How to help:
    Donate blood. There is a dire need in our community right now.  Visit http://RedCrossBlood.org to make an appointment. 
    Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, has a help map where you can ask for help or offer help to your neighbors. 
    The Tyler Robinson Foundation, Imagine Dragons’ nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis, is looking for pen pals to help families facing isolation right now.  Send scanned letters, drawings and videos to penpal@trf.org, and they will be shared with the families

    Starring Shane Savanapridi and Jennifer Davies.

    Find us on social media @cityoflasvegas and #VegasTMI to give us feed back and high-fives. Give us a nice review on iTunes, why don’t you?

    Find Shane & Jen on Twitter:
    @Savanapridi
    @jendavies26

    • 9 min
    New Homeless Ordinance - Find out the details

    New Homeless Ordinance - Find out the details

    Welcome to episode 26 of VegasTMI- the official city of Las Vegas podcast. In this episode, we talk about the new homeless ordinance approved by the city council on Nov. 6.

    City of Las Vegas Communications Director David Riggleman sits down with the Director of Community Services Kathi Thomas Gibson and Veterans Community Advisory Board member Nina Ridgeway. They discuss and clear up misconceptions about the new ordinance that makes it a misdemeanor to camp or sleep in the public right-of-way in the downtown and residential areas. The ordinance was designed to help direct people to the city’s Courtyard Homeless Resource Center and other existing nonprofits to connect those in need to services and help break the cycle of homelessness.

    Learn more about the homeless ordinance: https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/News/Blog/Detail/city-council-to-hear-first-reading-of-new-ordinance-designed-to-connect-homeless-with-services-and-off-the-streets

    Find us on social media @cityoflasvegas and #VegasTMI to give us feed back and high-fives.

    Find David, Shane & Jen on Twitter:
    @TDavidRigg1958
    @Savanapridi
    @jendavies26

    This podcast will publish twice a month - more or less.
    www.lasvegasnevada.gov/podcast

    • 22 min
    Parks & Recreation - New Parks, New Director

    Parks & Recreation - New Parks, New Director

    Welcome to episode 25 of VegasTMI- the official city of Las Vegas podcast. In this episode, we talk about the new parks being built and renovated and recreation programs coming soon.

    City of Las Vegas Communications Director David Riggleman sits down with new Director of Parks and Recreation Greg A. Weitzel. Weitzel holds more than 20 years’ experience in the urban parks and recreation administration field. Most recently he served as the Department Director of two of the largest parks and recreation agencies in Pennsylvania and Idaho. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Recreation and Park Association and chairs the Public Policy Committee.

    Learn more about city of Las Vegas parks and programs: https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Government/Departments/Parks-Recreation

    Find us on social media @cityoflasvegas and #VegasTMI to give us feed back and high-fives.

    Find David, Shane & Jen on Twitter:
    @TDavidRigg1958
    @Savanapridi
    @jendavies26

    This podcast will publish twice a month - more or less.
    https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/podcast

    • 15 min
    Transportation in Southern Nevada - Episode24

    Transportation in Southern Nevada - Episode24

    Welcome to episode 24 of VegasTMI- the official city of Las Vegas podcast. In this episode, we talk about the current state and future of transportation in southern Nevada. How will the city and transportation-related agencies deal with the explosive growth of the Las Vegas valley and prepare for a technology enhanced future?

    City of Las Vegas Communications Director David Riggleman sits down with Mike Janssen, the city’s Director of Public Works; Kristina Swallow, Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation; and, John Penuelas, Senior Director of Engineering, Streets and Highways for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

    Learn more about Project Neon: http://ndotprojectneon.com/
    Find NDOT online: https://www.nevadadot.com/
    Find the RTC online: https://www.rtcsnv.com/

    Find us on social media @cityoflasvegas and #VegasTMI to give us feed back and high-fives.

    Find David, Shane & Jen on Twitter:
    @TDavidRigg1958
    @Savanapridi
    @jendavies26

    This podcast will publish twice a month - more or less.
    www.lasvegasnevada.gov/podcast

    • 25 min
    Professional Sports in Las Vegas - Episode23

    Professional Sports in Las Vegas - Episode23

    Welcome to episode 23 of VegasTMI- the official city of Las Vegas podcast. In this episode, we talk about the growing and ever-changing landscape of professional sports in Las Vegas. The city is fast becoming a professional sports destination due to the influx of new teams and new stadiums.

    City of Las Vegas Communications Director David Riggleman sits down with Las Vegas Lights FC Owner Brett Lashbrook and Tom Warden, senior vice president of community and government relations of the Howard Hughes Corporation, the owner of the Las Vegas Aviators.

    Learn more about the Las Vegas Lights Football Club https://www.lasvegaslightsfc.com/
    Learn more about the Aviators https://www.milb.com/las-vegas

    Find us on social media @cityoflasvegas and #VegasTMI to give us feed back and high-fives.

    Find David, Shane & Jen on Twitter:
    @TDavidRigg1958
    @Savanapridi
    @jendavies26

    This podcast will publish twice a month - more or less.
    www.lasvegasnevada.gov/podcast

    • 23 min

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