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How can I influence positive change in my neighborhood?

Active neighborhood citizens drive positive change in our great community. Not only is being an active member in your neighborhood beneficial to you and your family, it also helps our larger community grow and progress. Our Neighborhood Advisory Boards are the perfect opportunity for citizens looking to become neighborhood leaders.

What is a NAB?

The City of Reno is divided into five City Council wards. Each of these wards has one representative on the Reno City Council. The City Council also includes one At-Large Councilmember and the Mayor. Each of the City’s five wards are represented by a respective Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB). Each NAB meets once a month at 5:30 p.m. NAB meetings are your chance to learn about neighborhood happenings and discuss community issues with your neighbors. Key objectives for NAB meetings:

  1. Improve communication between Reno citizens, City staff, and City Council Members.
  2. Provide citizens the opportunity for early engagement on important community issues.
  3. Create a venue for citizens to review and provide feedback on certain development projects.

NAB meetings are held on the same day and location each month.View the 2018 NAB Calendar. Please visit the individual NAB page for agenda details and updates: Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4 and Ward 5. If you're interested in a joining a NAB, apply online today. 

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Ward 5 Neighborhood Advisory Board

Public Notice:  This agenda has been physically posted in compliance with NRS 241.020(3)(notice of meetings) at:

Reno City Hall – One East First Street;
Washoe County Reno Downtown Library – 301 South Center Street;
Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center – 1301 Valley Road;
McKinley Arts and Culture Center – 925 Riverside Drive;
Reno Municipal Court – One South Sierra Street;
Washoe County Administration Building – 1001 East 9th Street; andReno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority – 4001 South Virginia Street, Suite G. NRS 241.020(2)(c).  

In addition, this agenda has been electronically posted in compliance with NRS 241.020(3) at, and NRS 232.2175 at To obtain further documentation regarding posting, please contact Tess Opferman at 775-334-2255.

Accommodations:  Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate physically disabled persons attending the meeting. Please contact Tess Opferman at 775-334-2255 in advance so that arrangements can be made.

Supporting Materials: Staff reports and supporting material for the meeting are available at the City Clerk’s Office, located at One East First Street, Second Floor, (775) 334-2030, and on the City’s website at Pursuant to NRS 241.020(6), supporting material is made available to the general public at the same time it is provided to the public body.

Order of Business:  The presiding officer shall determine the order of the agenda and all questions of parliamentary procedure at the meeting. Items on the agenda may be taken out of order.  The public body may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; remove an item from the agenda; or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.  See, NRS 241.020(2)(c)(6).  Items scheduled to be heard at a specific time will be heard no earlier than the stated time, but may be heard later.

Public Comment:  A person wishing to address the  public body shall submit a “Request to Speak” form to the presiding  officer. Public comment, whether on items listed on the agenda or general public comment, is limited to three (3) minutes per person. Unused time may not be reserved by the speaker nor allocated to another speaker.  No action may be taken on a matter raised under general public comment until the matter is included on an agenda as an item on which action may be taken.  

The presiding officer may prohibit comment if the content of the comments is a topic that is not relevant to, or within the authority of, the public body, or if the content is willfully disruptive of the meeting by being irrelevant, repetitious, slanderous, offensive, inflammatory, irrational or amounting to personal attacks or interfering with the rights of other speakers.  Any person making willfully disruptive remarks while addressing the public body or while attending the meeting may be removed from the room by the presiding officer, and the person may be barred from further audience before the public body during that session.  See, Nevada Attorney General Opinion No. 00-047 (April 27, 2001); Nevada Open Meeting Law Manual, § 8.05.

In addition, any person willfully disrupting the meeting may be removed from the room by the presiding officer.  See, NRS 241.030(4)(a).  Examples of disruptive conduct include, without limitation, yelling, stamping of feet, whistles, applause, heckling, name calling, use of profanity, personal attacks, physical intimidation, threatening use of physical force, assault, battery, or any other acts intended to impede the meeting or infringe on the rights of the public body or meeting participants.


1.   Call to Order - Roll Call

2.   Pledge of Allegiance

3.   Public Comment - Limited to no more than three (3) minutes and is for either public comment on any action item or for any general public comment. The public may comment on agenda items by submitting a Request to Speak form to the chairperson. Comments are to be addressed to the board as a whole and not directed to or at individuals, presenters, or staff members.

4.   Approval of Agenda - For Possible Action

A. November 14, 2017

5.   Approval of Minutes - For Possible Action

A. October 10, 2017

6.   Announcements

7.   Update and Discussion from Councilmember Neoma Jardon

8.   Presentations and Updates

A. Reno Arch refresh presentation & discussion of repairs and optional upgrades - Charla Honey and Kerrie Koski, Public Works Department (Approximately 15 minutes).

B. Update and discussion regarding The Eddy's LDC16-0061 - Claudia Hansen (Approximately 5 minutes).

C. Presentation on development conditions, enforcement and compliance post development project approval - Claudia Hansen (Approximately 10 minutes).

9. Development Projects - Following presentations by a City of Reno planner and/or the project’s developer or representative, NAB members and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions about the project and provide feedback. The NAB will not take any action on development projects. NAB members and the public are encouraged to fill out the development project review form with their input. All development project review forms submitted to the community liaison at the NAB meeting or via the online form ( will be submitted to the Reno Planning Commission for consideration in the development review process. All forms must be submitted two weeks in advance of the Planning Commission meeting for input to be included in Planning Commission materials.

A. LDC18-00024 (The Canyon at McCarran Master Plan and Zoning Map Amendments) - A request has been made for a: 1) Master Plan amendment within the Special Planning Area/McQueen Neighborhood Plan from Parks/Recreation/Open Space to General Commercial; and 2) zoning map amendment to change ±12.2 acres of a ±13.77 acre site from Open Space (OS) to Arterial Commercial (AC). The site is located on the east side of North McCarran Boulevard, ±150 feet east of its intersection with Peavine Plaza and generally includes the drainageway located east of Peavine Plaza Shopping Center and north of Interstate 80. (Approximately 20 minutes)

Planner: Jeff Borchardt, Associate Planner, 775-677-6882,
Applicant Representative: Mike Railey, (775) 823-5258
APN: 005-010-72
Planning Commission Hearing Date: To be determined.

10. Development Project Updates - The following items are to provide an update on action taken by the Planning Commission and/or City Council on development projects previously heard by the Ward 5 NAB. NAB and public comments were submitted via the development project review form to the Reno Planning Commission. To review past Planning Commission meeting discussions on projects listed below, please visit (Approximately 5 Minutes)

A. ABN18-00002 (6th/7th Alley Abandonment) - A request has been made for the abandonment of a ±20 foot wide by ±150 foot long (±3,000 square foot) section of an alleyway that is located between and parallel to North Virginia Street and Center Street, ±200 feet south of East 7th Street. The site is zoned Mixed Use/Downtown Reno Regional Center/Entertainment (MU/DRRC/ENT) and has a Master Plan land use designation of Special PlanningArea/University of Nevada Regional Center/University District

11.  Board Discussion and Action Items – For Possible Action

A. None at time of posting

12.  Old Business

A. None at time of posting

13.   Identification of Items to be Placed on a Future Agenda of the Ward 5 Neighborhood Advisory Board for Discussion and/or Potential Action - For Possible Action

14.  Confirmation of next NAB Chairperson – For Possible Action

15.  Public Comment - Limited to no more than three (3) minutes and is for either public comment on any action item or for any general public comment. The public may comment on agenda items by submitting a Request to Speak form to the chairperson. Comments are to be addressed to the board as a whole and not directed to or at individuals, presenters, or staff members.

16.  Adjournment - For Possible Action

Supporting Documents: 

4.A. Agenda: November 14, 2017

5.A. Draft Minutes: October 10, 2017

8.A. Reno Arch Presentation

9.A. LDC18-00024 (The Canyon at McCarran Master Plan and Zoning Map Amendments)

Community Development Presentation

Developer Presentation



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