New rules for digital billboards were approved Monday by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) board of directors that will help minimize the negative impacts of the unusually bright signs that flip changing ads every six to eight seconds, day and night. The unanimous vote by the board, chaired by Governor Brian Sandoval, was welcomed by all sides. The proposed regulations are the result of years of work and a …

Click to sign our petition Click to sign our petition 0

  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 …

  Come to the August 24 Reno City Council meeting to help Scenic Nevada convince council members to uphold the people’s vote and stop new digital billboards from degrading commercial neighborhoods and obstructing scenic views. We’re starting now to let the community know about the discussion, called for by Council Member Jenny Brekhus a few months ago. Join us August 24 (meeting time to be determined) and write or call the …

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.