The public hearing scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m. on the SouthTowne Crossing request for a giant sign in south Reno was pulled by Mayor Hillary Schieve during the City Council’s regular meeting this morning. But, the mayor said she would allow public comment on the sign request for those who show up tonight. What: Reno City Council meeting, Agenda Item M-1 Where: City Hall, 1 East First Street, Reno …

  Discussion of Reno’s digital billboard ordinance was bumped from next week’s Reno City Council agenda. We’re told the item will be rescheduled and no reason was given for the postponement. Thanks to all the community members who signed our petition, wrote letters or called council members during the past three weeks in anticipation of the agenda item. If you haven’t had a chance to sign our petition click here. Call …

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  The people voted 16 years ago to prohibit new billboards, yet the city never enforced the ban. Instead the previous city council decided the billboard ban was a cap on their numbers and allowed new billboards and new construction on a routine basis since 2002. That maneuver recently was ruled unconstitutional by the Nevada Supreme Court because it took place within three years of the people’s vote. It’s way past …

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.