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Steve Miller is a former Las Vegas City Councilman. In 1991, the readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal voted him the "Most Effective Public Official" in Southern Nevada. Visit his website at:

Mayor Wants
Brothels Downtown

while his wife promotes "self, family, and community" in the burbs

The school seeks to instill in its students the concept that education carries with it an obligation to self, family, and community, encouraging each student to become a compassionate and productive member of society. - excerpt from the Philosophy of the Meadows School, Carolyn Goodman - Chairwoman, Board of Trustees

It would turn old motels into beautiful brothels. Oscar Goodman - Mayor of Las Vegas on legalizing prostitution (Las Vegas SUN, 10/24/03)

       Goodman supporter and prostitute Donna Mirin  (KVBC TV News)
The crack head girls, they go 10. I start at 50 (dollars) and up. - Donna Mirin - streetwalker (KVBC TV News streaming video, 10/23/03)

INSIDE VEGAS by Steve Miller
October 27, 2003

Carolyn Goodman is the founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Meadows School. The school, located in an upscale suburb five miles from City Hall, is the only non-profit, non-sectarian private school in Nevada. Tuition ranges from $11,200 - $14,950 per year per student depending on grade level.

Obviously, students who are fortunate enough to graduate from such a prestigious institution would never consider careers in prostitution. However, prostitution would be considered a legitimate profession if Carolyn Goodman's free spirited husband gets his way and brothels are legalized in downtown Las Vegas.
  Mayor Goodman and friends (LV SUN)           Goodman promotes gin company                         Goodman reads to children
While Mrs. Goodman advocates Meadows School graduates become "compassionate and productive members of society," her husband seems bent on turning his city's downtown into what he calls "little Amsterdam." Since the advent of the Fremont Street Experience canopy, the downtown area has been in rapid decline, and Goodman aims to stop the decline any way he can.

Mrs. Goodman promotes "obligation to self, family, and community." Her husband promotes what he describes as "regulated and revenue-generating sex... used as a redevelopment tool."

Not everyone is in favor of the Mayor's scheme to redevelop the inner city...

I would never be in favor of it. We would really be debasing Las Vegas and certainly sending a very negative message to our children. -  Bruce Woodbury - Clark County Commissioner (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/24/03)

But Goodman defends his vision for Downtown as vigorously as he once defended his criminal clients...

We're an adult community, an adult playland, let's not pretend to be something we're not. I think anything that's legal should be here. -  Mayor Oscar Goodman (Las Vegas SUN, 8/2/02)

Official Seal of the City of Las Vegas
The First Lady of Sin City deserves to be commended for her devotion to the higher education of our city's most affluent children. On the other hand, Mayor Goodman who once said he'd rather have his daughter date his former client, Chicago mob enforcer Anthony Spilotro, than date an FBI agent, seems to share a different view when it comes to the well-being of less fortunate local adolescents.

Though there is a Meadows School Science Award named in his daughter's honor, the Mayor made the following statement regarding the misfortune of other father's daughters who become lap dancers while still in their teens:

There's no prostitution taking place, and if there was, they should arrest them, not make some big fuss as to what some 18-year-old girl is doing to make a living.  (Las Vegas SUN, 8/2/02)

The Meadows School strives to reinforce traditional values and emphasize the cultivation of integrity, good manners, and personal discipline. excerpt from the  Objectives of the Meadows School, Carolyn Goodman - Chairwoman, Board of Trustees

Speaking of good manners, at a recent fund raiser where strippers were auctioned off to raise funds for the Las Vegas Arts District, when the crowd wouldn't tame down to listen to the First Lady, Mayor Goodman shouted, "The only people talking now are people who can't score!" When the crowd calmed, Mrs. Goodman addressed them on the importance of supporting fine arts in the community.

And speaking of integrity, one of the Mentors of the Meadows School is the PR man apologist for a local mob associate who is the target of an FBI political corruption probe. Another example of high society in Sin City.
              The Meadows School                      Proposed red light district (LV RJ Photo)
It's something that the public should really consider because there's a tremendous amount of money that could be raised as a good source of tax revenue here. - Mayor Goodman on brothels in the community (KLAS TV News, 10/22/03)

                         Las Vegas Review-Journal cartoon by Jim Day, Sunday, October 26, 2003

I just think that there are a lot of ways to market Las Vegas and that's not the way to go. - Rory Reid - Clark County Commissioner (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/24/03)

Our business is a pittance compared to prostitution in Las Vegas. I believe there is $500 million in (prostitution) business done illegally in Las Vegas every year. - Ken Green - owner of the Chicken Ranch Brothel in Pahrump (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/26/03)

That Goodman brought the issue up in the first place is a good thing. Now, the mayor should do the heavy lifting and start pushing to change the law against the consensual "crime" of the world's oldest profession. - Steve Sebelius - Review-Journal political columnist, 10/26/03

It's a very dangerous image to promote as a leader of the community.- Councilwoman Lynette Boggs McDonald

Get the crack head girls off the street. The ones that are scraggly and this and that. - Donna Mirin - prostitute (KVBC TV News, 10/23/03)

The Mayor agrees with Ms. Mirin and the other prostitution proponents...

You get the tax dollars, it's safer on a sexual basis, and probably on a community safety basis, you're not going to have trick rolls and the like. - Oscar Goodman - Mayor (KVBC TV News, 10/23/03)
Dope sales near City Hall (Peter Christoff photo)              Downtown resident

Back in the suburbs, different standards prevail...

The school maintains high standards, recognizing and attending to the various needs of its students while providing optimum intellectual, emotional, social, and physical challenge and development. - excerpt from the Philosophy of the Meadows School, Carolyn Goodman - Chairwoman, Board of Trustees

And while Mrs. Goodman prepares Meadows School students for prestigious university degrees, Donna Mirin says, "I think we should all have cards, like HIV cards that are up to the minute."  (KVBC TV News, 10/23/03)

 Oscar and Carolyn Goodman (LV SUN)
Oscar and Carolyn Goodman clearly prove that opposites attract.

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