Last week the Reno City Planning Commission voted to deny permits for a giant, six-story-tall sign in south Reno. And yesterday Washoe County Commissioners, in a final vote, preserved a 14-year-old billboard ban in unincorporated county areas. The outcome from both votes is a step in the right direction in preserving the stunning scenic views in the region. The city vote could help shield the community from the possibility of …

  SouthTowne Crossing is back on the Reno City Planning Commission’s agenda Wednesday to get approvals for a giant sign with freeway visibility near the shopping center at the Damonte Ranch Parkway exit in south Reno.This will be the second time for virtually the same permits requested to erect a sign that would be almost twice as tall and twice the size of what’s allowed under Reno’s code. What: Reno City …

  Final Approval for Billboard Ban Expected April 12. Big, big thanks to Washoe County Commissioners for their vote March 22 that continues the billboard ban in effect since 2002 in the unincorporated county areas. New standard and digital billboards are prohibited in the new sign code set for a second reading April 12. Existing billboards will remain but can’t be relocated or converted to digital. The board voted 4-1 to …

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.