A global settlement agreement which preserves the recently enacted billboard ban was approved recently by Scenic Nevada, the City of Reno and Lamar Central Outdoor. Under the settlement, Lamar will dismiss its two lawsuits against the city meant to upend Reno’s new billboard ban or reap large payouts from taxpayers for prohibiting digital billboards. Scenic Nevada agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against the city to void unused billboard permits, primarily …

  The ban on new billboards, approved by a majority of Reno voters 17 years ago, is now the law. During a brief five-minute hearing Wednesday, September 13, the Reno City Council unanimously gave final approval to a billboard ordinance rewrite that topples all past efforts to perpetuate billboards and the clutter and blight they bring to Reno’s city streets and highways. Effective today, September 15, 2017, the new law prohibits …

  With little fanfare, the long-sought after billboard ban was given preliminary approval by a unanimous Reno City Council August 23, setting the stage for final passage. The second and final reading is expected to occur on September 13. But in a 4-2 vote the council agreed to appeal Washoe County District Court Judge Scott Freeman’s order to void about 66 unused banked billboard permits. Both Council Members Jenny Brekhus and …

Scenic Nevada is a 501c3 nonprofit, non-partisan, environmental organization that works to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic character of Nevada. Our principal activities are to educate the general public of the economic, social, and cultural benefits of scenic preservation. This includes billboard and sign control, protecting and supporting Scenic Byways, promoting sound wall alternatives, supporting open space and greenways plans and minimizing the impact of cell towers. Founded by Douglas G. Smith in 2000 to combat the proliferation of billboards in Reno, Scenic Nevada has grown to become a statewide organization. We are an all-volunteer group of people working to protect the scenic beauty of Nevada’s majestic landscape as well as the scenic character of our communities.