North Las Vegas City Walk connects officials with businesses
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North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- North Las Vegas city leaders want to gauge the health of local businesses in this economy and they figured the best way to find out was to hit the streets and ask.
It's called City Walk and the City of North Las Vegas has been doing this for a couple years now. It's when about 20 people with the city, from staff workers and volunteers, fan out across a certain ward and talk to business owners.
On Wednesday, North Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem and Councilwoman Anita Wood of Ward 3, hit the streets. She dropped in and extended her hand to local business owners. She asked them what their concerns were and if they had any questions she could answer.
One of the stores she hit was Battlezone Comics and Games, located off Craig and Decatur.
Owner Kanon Bene didn't expect this, but was pleasantly surprised, "It was really nice actually to see him. I mean, I just have very little action with them otherwise. To have them come out means a lot."
Bene told the councilwoman that he moved his business to the current location a year ago. He said he didn't really have any concerns, but he said that when he got his business license, he wished he could have done it online. The councilwoman told him that's something the city is working on trying to accomplish.
So what did Councilwoman Wood hear from business owners she visited? "It's been a wide variety. Some are still doing well. Some are still suffering from the effects of the recession."
She said every time the city does one of these walks, at the end of the day, the people who met with business owners meet up and discuss what they heard and talk about what changes they may need to make.
The next City Walk is scheduled for Oct. 8 in Ward 4.