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Carolyn Goodman

  • DTLV

    Checking in on Las Vegans, One Week Later

    By Zoneil Maharaj and Cierra Pedro

    We asked attendees of the healing garden dedication ceremony one simple, open-ended question.

  • The Week

    Major League Decision

    Downtown soccer stadium proposal has one big—and important—fan in Mayor Goodman. But will that be enough?

  • A Cure for the Curfew Blues

    By Geoff Carter

    Mayor Carolyn Goodman recently proposed a change to the Las Vegas Municipal Code—one that would move the curfew for those 18 and under from midnight on Friday and Saturday to 9 p.m.

  • Vegas Moment

    One less Paper milk bottle to worry about

    As Mayor Carolyn Goodman will tell you, she’s a straight-shooter—and she proved it at the Dec. 6 opening of the Strip Gun Club. It’s the seventh shooting range licensed in the Valley this year, but the trend hasn’t sparked much concern among local officials. Apparently, they’ll ask questions later.

  • Kefauver Day and Unintended Consequences

    By Michael Green

    Nov. 15 is Kefauver Day, complete with a proclamation by Mayor Carolyn Goodman. And if you like ironies and politics, this day is for you. It will be a full day. The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, better known as The Mob Museum, will offer free admission to Nevada residents. The museum will host highlights of “Crimebuster:  Senator Estes Kefauver, Politics, Television and Organized Crime” at 10 a.m., complete with the filmmaker, Jon Rubin, and his wife, Diane, who is Kefauver’s daughter.

  • ‘I Am Relentless’

    By Matt Jacob

    Sitting at a large desk in her expansive office on the seventh floor of the city’s sparkling new Main Street headquarters, Carolyn Goodman is full of vigor as she discusses her first year in office. Goodman spent the previous quarter century running a private school, The Meadows, and waited until the 11th hour to throw her hat into the mayoral ring last year, but she’s adjusted quickly to her new life.

  • Carolyn and the Continuity of Change

    By Michael Green

    Carolyn Goodman is nearing the end of her first full year as mayor of Las Vegas. Few have noticed. That may be both significant and good. For two decades, the words that described Las Vegas’ mayors—Jan Jones and the incumbent’s husband—have been “Z” words: pizzazz, fizz, zest, zip. It’s unfair to the current Mayor Goodman to say the “Z” that comes to mind is the one associated with sleeping. But, unavoidably, the sense is that City Hall and the city it serves have become calmer in good ways.

  • The Latest

    Learning From the Masters

    By Michael Green

    As his mayoral days dwindle down to a precious few, the question is, how much influence will Oscar Goodman continue to wield at City Hall? The easy answer is, much more than if Chris Giunchigliani had been elected mayor. But the new mayor is Carolyn Goodman, and while she would be unwise to try to ape her husband (anyone who succeeded would require a bionic liver), there is much she can learn from him.

  • The Week

    Sunny Memories, Made in Vegas

    By Greg Blake Miller

    School’s out, and the memory-making season has begun. It’s a season of long trips and back-seat bickering, one that has, perhaps, always been better in retrospect. After a couple of decades, car sickness becomes funny.

  • The Week

    The City Decides

    By Bob Whitby

    A person in the know politically, who shall remain nameless, neatly summed up the Las Vegas mayor’s race the other day by telling me he was glad he lived outside city limits, because he’d have a hard time voting for either candidate come Election Day on June 7. Given that Carolyn Goodman and Chris Giunchigliani could not be more different, that may seem a bit of a head-scratcher. But it makes perfect sense if you’ve been paying attention.

  • The Latest

    Old-School Visionary

    By Greg Blake Miller

    Carolyn Goodman, who will face off against Chris Giunchigliani on June 7 for the right to be Las Vegas’ next mayor, has been admirably clear about her major policy goal: She wants carry on her the legacy of her husband, Mayor Oscar Goodman. The media has expended considerable ink, and perhaps even a bit of mental energy, feigning consternation that a Goodman would be unshakably behind the continuation of Goodmanism.

  • Politics

    An election to remember?

    By Michael Green

    A week of analysis later, Carolyn Goodman’s 18,040 votes and 37 percent of the vote mean everything and nothing. The outcome may have repudiated the notion of a Goodman dynasty, or been an impressive outing for a candidate without the political background of her leading opponents. Or neither, since turnout was below 20 percent.