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Mayor Goodman gives State of City address

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jan 11, 2017

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman delivered the State of the City address Thursday.

Mayor Goodman provided her vision and insight for 2017 and beyond at the annual event.
She said that the city of Las Vegas is on the forefront of environmental sustainability. Goodman mentioned the driverless shuttle that was first tested on Fremont Street earlier this week.
The mayor said she is working with the mayors of North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Mesquite to speak "with one voice" to get resources for the valley.
For 2017, Goodman predicts continued growth, especially in the northwest part of the city and Summerlin, and investments in the World Market Center and Downtown Las Vegas. She sees "explosive growth" in the number of visitors to downtown, especially among millennials.
The mayor also highlighted the growing problem of the mentally ill homeless population and said inaction is "antithetical to the dignity of humanity."
Homelessness is among the five areas Goodman is planning on focusing on in 2017. The others include safety, health care, education and professional sports.