This publication is dedicated to the citizens of Las Vegas, to the 3,000 men and women
who serve them at the city of Las Vegas and to future generations who will make Las
Vegas their home. Together we are working to create a world-class city of today, as well as
continuing to maintain that lofty status well into the future. It is this essence of promoting
our greatness into the years ahead that is at the heart of a concept known as sustainability.
Throughout this publication we have listed what the city is doing to make sure all will be
able to experience an even better quality of life than they do today. Those of us inside City
Hall are more than aware of these efforts and in fact they are some of the city’s top initiatives.
We take great pride in the strides we are making.
Now those outside City Hall are beginning to take notice of the city’s wonderful efforts. For
example, the city has received many key accolades, including recently being named “The
American City of the Year” at the World Leadership Awards in London, England. Our commitment
to sustainability is a key reason the city of Las Vegas captured this prestigious honor,
as well as why the city placed first in the Transportation Category for our Alternative Fuels
Program and first in the Leisure and Sport Category for the Centennial Hills Master-Planned
To those in the know, Las Vegas has thrown off its traditional image of being about entertainment
and gaming alone. We are now also recognized internationally as an innovative
leader in sustainability. A few years ago such an undertaking seemed virtually unimaginable
in a city often associated with Elvis impersonators and showgirls.
As members of the City Council, it is our job to create the vision and set the goals for our
organization, but we count on city staff to bring these dreams to life each day. Together our
focus is to leave a legacy of a world-class city, today and tomorrow. This publication will help
you learn more about how you can be a part of and participate in this effort with us.
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Sustainable Las Vegas 2007.
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