The Washoe County Commission will vote on sign legislation August 25 at a 6 p.m. public hearing which will include a staff presentation to allow new billboards in the unincorporated county areas for the first time in 13 years. Read our presentation “The Top Five Myths of the Draft Sign Code”. It’s the first and only public hearing on the commission’s evening agenda. What: Washoe County Commission meeting Where: Washoe …

  A Kabuki Dance “It refers to an event that is designed to create the appearance of conflict or of an uncertain outcome, when in fact the actors have worked together to determine the outcome beforehand.” wikipedia.org Sometimes, the county’s public hearings may not be effective, but it can be very good theatre. Scenic Nevada witnessed an incredible performance by county staff last week as they made one outlandish claim after …

  If you think digital signs are too bright at night, they most likely are. Scenic Nevada recently commissioned a sign brightness study by traffic safety expert Jerry Wachtel of the Veridian Group. See the results of his work in the Truckee Meadows, which show signs for the Wild Orchid and the Grand Sierra Resort are far brighter than non-digital ones at night. They don’t need to be. Standard flood lit …

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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