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Matthew Brown, Communications Program Manager
Matthew oversees the City's press communications and public relations activities.
Deanna Gescheider, Director of Communications and Community Engagement
Deanna directs the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, this includes overseeing and managing strategic direction for the City's: media relations, print and new communications, television production and web services.
Council Prelights for March 26, 2014
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C.1 Proclamation to declare for April 2014
Definition: A public or official announcement
1. Fair Housing Month - Presentation to be given by Katherine Knister, executive director of Silver State Fair Housing.
D.1, 2, 3, 4 Presentations to City Council
1. Chief's Certificated of Commendation for response, involvement and professionalism during the shooting at Renown Campus.
2. Reno Citizens Institute Graduation and Recognition of Spring Session 2014.
4. Update on Single Stream Recycling implementation - Greg Martinelli, area manager for Waste Management.
E.8 Consent Agenda:
Definition - A tool used to streamline meeting procedures by collecting routine, non-controversial items into a group whereby all are passed with a single motion and vote.
F.2 Public Hearings - Start at 12:15 p.m.
Definition: Where comments from the public go into the public record.
F.2. Downtown Police Special Assessment District (Staff Report)
F.2.1 Opportunity for any resident or owner of property within the expansion area to present (orally or in writing) reasons why he/she believes their area should/should not be included in the expansion; or, if he/she believes the level of service should/should not be changed.
View the proposed Downtown Police Expansion Map.
Definition: a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority or an authoritative order.
I.1.1 Update, discussion and possible adoption of ordinance amendments to Titles 4,5 and 8 of Reno Municipal Code. To exempt sales of First Amendment protected expressive merchandise from business license and park permit requirements.
J.2 Standard Department Items
Definition: Items brought forth by specific departments.
J.2. City Manager's Office - Discussion, review and approval of changes to bylaws of the Downtown Police Special Assessment District Advisory Committee.
L.4 Mayor and Council
Definition: Items brought forth for review by City Council and the Mayor.
L.4 Jenny Brekhus (Ward 1) - Resolution* donating $1000.00 in Council Donation funds to the Truckee River Foundation to host the 2014 Stay Afloat Safety Fair promoting awareness and safety.
*Resolution Definition: a firm decision to do or not to do something; the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter.