Two weeks ago staff told the Washoe County Planning Commission the community has shown “broad general support” for a draft sign code, opposed by Scenic Nevada, that would allow new billboards in the unincorporated county areas for the first time in 13 years, if approved. Sign our petition now to show county officials that you don’t support a sign code that allows new billboards, especially the digital variety. Click here. …

  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 …

  Join us at a public hearing before the County Planning Commission Tuesday, when we’ll ask the board to amend the draft sign code to prohibit billboards in the unincorporated county areas. Scenic Nevada is opposing the draft regulations, as is, because new billboards and special exceptions for digital billboards will be allowed, if approved. What: County Planning Commission meeting Where: Washoe County Complex, 1001 E. Ninth St., Reno When: 6:30 …

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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