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Stop the Neon Line Arch Sign

The Reno City Council is about to approve an agreement that would allow a developer to erect a tacky, fake neon archway sign. Hovering over West Fourth Street, the sign would destroy a scenic mountain view of the Sierras, promoting casinos over natural beauty.

Dark Skies Designations

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. SB52, sponsored by Lt. Governor Kate Marshall, is meant to educate, and inform the […]

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 D.1 Where: Teleconference Meeting at www.Reno.gov When: Starting at […]

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 official […]

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. […]

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. Council gave final approval to a code change exempting the University of […]

Final Votes on Skyway and Code Change Wednesday

Last Chance to Weigh In This is it; the final votes — two agenda items on an atrocious skyway proposed by the university along with the code change that makes the campus project possible — will be held Wednesday, August 12 during the Reno City Council meeting. What: Reno Council Meeting, Agenda Item C.4 and […]

Reno Skyways Back on City Council Agenda

What: Reno City Council Meeting, Agenda Item E.2 Where: Teleconference Meeting Online When: Starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Some required reviews by a citizen-led, professional panel may be nixed by the Reno City Council July 22 when it considers a text amendment meant to accelerate approvals for a proposed skyway project that […]

UNR Skyway Hits Roadblock

Planning Commission Recommends Denial Campus officials hit a roadblock to get their proposed skyway approved by the city when Reno  Commissioners June 17 recommended denial of the University of Nevada project that would span 245 feet to bisect a lush green belt and end near the front of historic Morrill Hall. The public hearing at […]

Commission to Review Controversial Skyway

What: Planning Commission Meeting, Agenda Item 5.1 Where: Online Meeting Link When: Starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 A proposed skyway on the University of Nevada campus that would mar scenic views of historic Morrill Hall is back on the Reno Planning Commission agenda for Wednesday, even though a decision on a specially selected […]