In a tectonic shift, the Reno City Council unanimously agreed last week to dismantle the city’s longstanding policy of allowing new billboards and to finally uphold the people’s vote to ban them. Councilman Paul McKenzie asked for extensive changes to the city’s billboard ordinance, and to expand and extend the billboard moratorium, halting permit applications while the city reworks the billboard ordinance. “I think we need time to give staff …

  Join us Wednesday, December 14 when Scenic Nevada will take another shot at urging the Reno City Council to enforce the people’s vote banning new billboard construction and to prohibit digital billboards. It’s not certain what action the council may take. But the stakes are high and there is a choice to make: back scenic preservation and the wishes of the majority or continue down a path of billboard proliferation, …

  City officials announced that the public hearing scheduled on the SouthTowne Crossing sign is cancelled following the shopping center’s decision to withdraw its application for permit requests for the proposed giant sign in south Reno. The announcement was made by the assistant city manager during the regular city council meeting, December 7. We don’t know why SouthTowne withdrew its application, which has been in the works since spring of 2015. …

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.