Putting aesthetics, driver safety and taxpayer dollars at risk, county staff sidestepped community requests for more clarity in the draft sign code. The result is that new billboards and digital billboards will be allowed, benefiting one property owner who wants a digital billboard in East Truckee Canyon, if approved. Tell the commissioners you want a sign code that continues to prohibit new billboards, no matter what the size, including digital …

  Concerned with the impacts of a controversial draft sign ordinance, Washoe County commissioners voted 4 to 1 last week to continue their discussion until staff comes back with a different definition for billboards and clarification on who would qualify for big, digital signs in county areas. Commissioner Bob Lucey made the motion asking staff for more clarity after about an hour’s discussion with staff and public comment from Scenic Nevada …

  County Commissioners last week unanimously rejected Verizon’s appeal to place a 60-foot-tall cell phone tower disguised as a fake water tower in an open area of north Washoe Valley. Residents and members of Washoe Valley Alliance and Scenic Nevada turned out for the public hearing and spoke in opposition to the tower saying the master plan did not allow the type proposed by Verizon and that it would have ruined …

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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