weather icon Clear

Mayor’s inaugural State of the City tonight; topics will include I-11, aging utilities

Mayor Rod Woodbury will deliver his inaugural State of the City speech today at the Boulder Creek Golf Club, where he plans to talk about “a little bit of everything” regarding Boulder City.

Woodbury will touch upon such subjects as the city’s public work projects, accomplishments with the Interstate 11 project, financial and capital improvement plans and the city’s solar leases.

“One of the main things I plan on talking about is preparing for I-11 as that is constructed over the next three years and what that is going to mean for the city and the business corridor — the opportunities it presents for additional development near the interchange,” Woodbury said. “Another challenge I will be addressing is the aging infrastructure of the city, that includes the facilities that we have as well as our utility system that’s pushing 50 years old on a lot of it — just finding the funding to improve on all that.”

Construction on I-11, or the Boulder City bypass as it is also known, began in the spring of 2015. The interstate will loop around Boulder City, and eventually link Phoenix and Las Vegas, with the potential to extend north to Canada and south to Mexico, according to Woodbury.

Woodbury said there also is the possibility that he will address the ongoing investigation regarding Boulder City Animal Shelter and its former supervisor Mary Jo Frazier, a topic that has been amplified after Police Chief Bill Conger stepped down from his position last week.

“I don’t have the final form of the State of the City yet, but I’ll probably address something with respects to the animal shelter; I don’t know how much. Certainly the investigation is ongoing there; I’m not at liberty to say too much,” Woodbury said.

The State of the City address is open to the public. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., followed by Woodbury delivering his speech at 6.

Boulder Creek Golf Club is at 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Contact reporter Juan Diego Pergentili at jpergentili@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow him on Twitter @jdpbcreview.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Fox leads council race; pool questions headed for passage

Mathew Fox appears to have been elected to City Council, while voters approved two options to help provide funding for a new municipal pool.

New airport fuel standards approved

City Council recently approved new fuel standards for Boulder City Municipal Airport with a 3-2 vote.

Early voting draws 826

After six days of early voting, 826 residents have cast their ballots, weighing in on two questions regarding funding for a new municipal pool and selecting a new member of City Council.

McKay to be offered city clerk job

City Council unanimously approved extending a conditional job offer to Acting City Clerk Tami McKay, giving her the job full time.

Early voting underway

Boulder City residents will be asked to select a new council member and weigh in on two ballot questions regarding funding for a new municipal pool when they head to the polls in the coming days.

Electricity, water rates reduced

Boulder City residents will have smaller utility bills this summer because City Council recently approved reductions for electricity rates and water service.

Council picks Tedder as city manager

A new city manager could be coming to town after City Council unanimously approved extending a conditional job offer to Taylour Tedder during a special meeting Wednesday, May 19.

City attorney’s contract approved

It’s official. Brittany Walker is the new city attorney. City Council unanimously approved her negotiated contract during a special meeting Wednesday, May 19.

Candidates share vision for city, council

Local residents will be asked to select a new City Council member and weigh in on several ballot questions regarding financing options for a new pool during the June 15 general election.

Pool funding questions on ballot

Residents will have the chance to weigh in on a new community pool in the coming weeks by way of two ballot questions in the 2021 municipal election.