Join us at a public hearing before the County Planning Commission Tuesday, when we’ll ask the board to amend the draft sign code to prohibit billboards in the unincorporated county areas. Scenic Nevada is opposing the draft regulations, as is, because new billboards and special exceptions for digital billboards will be allowed, if approved. What: County Planning Commission meeting Where: Washoe County Complex, 1001 E. Ninth St., Reno When: 6:30 …

  In unanimous decisions the Reno Planning Commission denied requests for two giant monument-style signs at shopping centers along the freeway; one next to Interstate 580 in south Reno and the other along U.S. 395 in north Reno. Both the SouthTowne Crossing Shopping Center and North Valley Shopping Center have about ten days, following the public hearings, to file an appeal to the Reno City Council. Otherwise, the planning commission’s decision …

  Putting aesthetics, driver safety and taxpayer dollars at risk, county staff sidestepped community requests for more clarity in the draft sign code. The result is that new billboards and digital billboards will be allowed, benefiting one property owner who wants a digital billboard in East Truckee Canyon, if approved. Tell the commissioners you want a sign code that continues to prohibit new billboards, no matter what the size, including digital …

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.

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