Among the many bills passing through the state legislature this session is one that recognizes the importance of dark skies. Senate Bill 52, if passed, establishes a program for awarding a dark-skies designation to worthy places in Nevada. See the bill.[…]
Dark Skies Designations
Slim Majority Approves Skyway
Despite a pending Open Meeting Law complaint and community opposition, the Reno City Council August 12 approved - by a slim majority - the university’s skyway project and the code change that made it possible for officials to skip a professional design review.
Investigation Shows City Violated Open Meeting Law
In a ruling released December 11, 2020 the state Attorney General’s office found the Reno City Council in violation of the state’s Open Meeting Law, following an investigation into a complaint filed by Scenic Nevada after a board member witnessed the council shut out the community from live public comment but allowed a university […]
Billboard Lawsuit Dismissed
Judge Rules Against Scenic Nevada
Scenic Nevada’s lawsuit to force the removal of a 60-foot tall billboard in scenic south Reno was dismissed on a procedural issue, leaving unanswered for now the question of whether the giant sign was erected in violation of city codes as we believe it was. Scenic Nevada is considering an […]
Reno Posts Its State Law Violation
Complying with mandatory instructions from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, next week’s agenda includes an item noting the Reno City Council’s Open Meeting violation committed last July during a public hearing on a code change benefiting the University of Nevada.
- What: Reno Council Meeting, Agenda Item […]
Reno Council Approves Limits on Some Digital Signs
Looking at protecting Mt. Rose Highway, the Reno City Council unanimously agreed to a new narrowly targeted regulation to allow only gas station prices to be displayed digitally in areas where digital signs have been prohibited historically as long as the signs change or flip only once an hour.
Scenic Nevada supported the text […]
Public Process Trampled
In a 4-3 vote July 22, the Reno City Council agreed to a code change benefiting the university during an online public hearing that shut out the public but allowed a campus official to speak.
We’ve asked the city council to repeat the public hearing and vote teleconferenced live to allow for live public comment. Scenic […]
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.