by Roger Tobler
Boulder City Mayor
Capitol for a Day
This month Boulder City was chosen by Governor Gibbons to be the first city to host his new program called “Capitol For A Day”. The purpose of this event is to bring the government to the people. On October 16, 2007, the Governor, his wife, and his cabinet members spent the whole day in Boulder City. The Governor and his staff were able to meet many residents and learn what makes our community wonderful and unique.
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|The day started off with a meet and greet breakfast. The rest of the day was spent touring Boulder City and meeting with various city staff members, City Council, and organizations. Assemblyman Joe Hardy and State Senator Warren Hardy were both present as well to voice support for the Boulder Bypass and other needed projects. The Governor spent the morning touring our highways, which allowed him to see first hand the traffic problems that exist now and which will increase with the Hoover Dam Bridge.
The Senior Center did a wonderful job hosting everyone for lunch. Those that attended this lunch were able to talk with the Governor and his staff. The Governor and his wife also visited our schools.
Other group meetings were held with businesses, realtors, and police. As I inquired of others about their meetings I received very positive feedback. Issues regarding state laws, future state energy concerns, business forums, homeland security, education, drug enforcement, conservation, as well as other concerns were addressed. The state is very supportive of our commitment to solar energy.
These types of events allow us to build relationships with those that direct and enforce state policy. I believe we now have a better working relationship with the State Capitol. Government is always better when it is open and interacts with those it governs.
Those visiting were very impressed with Boulder City. Our town is very unique among other small Nevada cities. Our city staff did a terrific job in arranging the meetings and hosting the Governor. I am honored to represent this outstanding community.
Visit Roger at www.toblerbcmayor.com.
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