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- Special Meeting to review plumbing and electrical requirements
A Special Meeting of the Reno City Council will take place on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at Reno City Hall. Council will review and discuss a proposed ordinance that would amend a section of the Reno Municipal Code pertaining to the "Uniform Plumbing Code" and "National Electric Code."
10/02/2015 4:05 PMdetail
- Reno Fire Department giving away smoke alarms as part of Fire Prevention Week
The Reno Fire Department is working to educate and inform citizens as part of Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015. The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign is, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep.”
10/02/2015 11:12 AMdetail
- Reimagine Reno master plan effort continues through October
The Reimagine Reno focus groups, which have been hosted by the City of Reno since August and will continue through October, will soon merge with the City’s five upcoming Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB) meetings.
09/29/2015 10:10 AMdetail
- Reno and Las Vegas Mayors wager on annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon
Mayors Hillary Schieve and Carolyn G. Goodman will be cheering on Nevada and UNLV as they face off in the annual gridiron battle for the Fremont Cannon on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 4 p.m. The Mayor whose team loses will wear the winning team’s jersey to an upcoming City Council meeting to acknowledge that institution’s superiority.
09/28/2015 4:33 PMdetail
- Neighborhood meeting to discuss UNR Regional Center Master Plan
The City of Reno Planning Division staff invites citizens to attend a neighborhood meeting to discuss proposed amendments to the University of Nevada Regional Center Master Plan element.
09/28/2015 10:53 AMdetail
- Final safety statistics for Street Vibrations Fall Rally
This past week, thousands of people enjoyed motorcycles and downtown Reno for various events associated with the Street Vibrations Fall Rally, held September 23-27, 2015. The City of Reno’s final statistics for Street Vibrations have been compiled and are as follows.
09/27/2015 2:38 PMdetail
- Reno Fire Department teams with Boy Scouts to aid California wildfire victims
The Reno Fire Department has partnered with the Boy Scouts of America to collect items that will be delivered to families affected by the recent wildfires in California.
09/25/2015 2:02 PMdetail
- City of Reno introduces Pesticide-Free Parks program
Yesterday, Reno City Council approved a Pesticide-Free Parks program for 12 Reno parks. The two-year pilot program was born out of community concern about pesticide use, and the Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NABs) were utilized to choose 10 of the 12 designated parks.
09/24/2015 9:11 AMdetail
- September 23, 2015 Reno City Council Highlights
In our ongoing commitment to keep citizens and media informed, we’ve summarized the outcomes of a few key agenda items from today’s Reno City Council meeting.
09/23/2015 4:27 PMdetail
- Pink "Each One. Tell One." bus to debut this week
The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is helping raise awareness about dense breast tissue working with the local non-profit, Each One. Tell One. A pink bus sponsored by Renown Regional Medical Center and Grafics Unlimited will be debuted under the Reno Arch on Thursday, September 24 at 10 a.m.
09/22/2015 4:05 PMdetail
- Reno Fire Department goes pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Reno Fire Department will again be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October 2015 by wearing pink uniform shirts with a white ribbon on the left sleeve. The Reno Fire Department is also selling the shirts, with the proceeds benefiting Moms on the Run.
09/22/2015 1:27 PMdetail
- City Council Prelights for September 23, 2015
Of particular interest to the public are potential approval of a pesticide-free program for 12 City parks, further discussion of and possible funding of Virginia Lake water quality improvements, and consideration of two Collective Bargaining Agreements with Local 39.
09/22/2015 10:16 AMdetail
- City of Reno and TMFPD Board of Fire Commissioners approve automatic aid agreement
The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District’s (TMFPD) Board of Fire Commissioners and the Reno City Council voted to approve an automatic aid agreement between the City of Reno and TMFPD at Monday’s concurrent meeting.
09/21/2015 4:04 PMdetail
- Today's concurrent meeting has resumed
The Reno Fire Department’s Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team has confirmed the substance spilled at today’s concurrent meeting between the Reno City Council, Sparks City Council, and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Board of Fire Commissioners was predominantly water with small amount of dissolved sugar (Jell-O) in it.
09/21/2015 12:20 PMdetail
- City of Reno and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to consider Automatic Aid Agreement
A Concurrent Meeting between the Reno City Council, Sparks City Council, and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Board of Fire Commissioners will take place on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at the Washoe County Commission Chambers.
09/18/2015 2:47 PMdetail
- Citizen input wanted at public meetings on fair housing
Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks are conducting an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. Two public meetings, one in Sparks and one in Reno, are scheduled this week to gather valuable public input to inform the study.
09/15/2015 12:25 PMdetail
- City Council Highlights for September 9, 2015
In our ongoing commitment to keep citizens and media informed, we’ve summarized the outcomes of a few key agenda items from yesterday’s Reno City Council meeting.
09/10/2015 8:56 AMdetail
- Advisory: Northwest Pool To Reopen to Public This Saturday
The City of Reno’s Northwest Pool will reopen to the public this Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m with a ceremony, a free swim event, pool games and cake.
09/08/2015 6:31 PMdetail
- City Council Prelights For September 9, 2015
Of particular interest to the public are proclamations honoring 25 years of CARE Chest serving the community, replacing a ballfield lighting system at Idlewild Park, a grant to support the Victim Response Coordinator of the Reno Police Department and amendments to UNR’s Master Plan. Meetings can be streamed at Reno.gov/Meetings or viewed on Charter Channel 194.
09/08/2015 11:32 AMdetail
- Virginia Street Bridge construction progress
By the end of September, Q&D expects to have all the concrete poured for the two tie-beams with arches and the south abutment, so the tie-beams with arches can be launched across the river with hydraulic jacks into their final position. We expect the actual launching to take place around the first week of October.
09/07/2015 10:00 AMdetail