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City of Reno to hold Verdi Community Meeting

Post Date:05/20/2016 3:22 PM
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Boomtown Reno - Verdi Meeting Room
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Tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, 2016, representatives from the City of Reno and a number of other agencies will present information about land-use history and existing entitlements within the City of Reno and Verdi sphere of influence.

Verdi residents are invited to attend the community meeting, which will be held in Boomtown Reno’s Verdi Meeting Room and is expected to run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Following the opening presentation, there will be four breakout sessions regarding water/sewer service, traffic/roads, public safety, and schools. Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions during the breakout sessions.
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