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For Customers:
The Community Development Department is adjusting its processes and procedures in response to COVID-19. The changes allow business operations to continue for customers without requiring face-to-face interactions. Read this information for how these changes may impact you if you normally do business with the Community Development Department.

For Businesses:
Per the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to temporarily close to the public until April 16, 2020. Read this guide for additional information on operational restrictions and mandatory closures for certain types of businesses. The latest information will be available at Reno.Gov/COVID19.


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Reno City Council to hold North Valleys Workshop Meeting

Post Date:02/24/2017 12:03 PM

There will be a Workshop Meeting of the Reno City Council on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Reno City Hall. The City of Reno, led by the Community Development and Public Works departments, is hosting the workshop to provide information about growth in the North Valleys.

Council will hear three presentations:

B.1 - Growth in the North Valleys, including existing and anticipated future development and potential need for additional public facilities.

B.2 - Transportation planning in the North Valleys, including the recently completed Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) North Valleys Multimodal Transportation Study and update on the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Reno Freeway Study with an emphasis on U.S. 395.

B.3 - Sewershed planning to include the Reno Stead Water Reclamation Facility (RSWRF), lift stations and collection system improvements.

Council may take action on any or all items. Each presentation will be followed by a session to answer questions from the Council and the public.

Meetings can be streamed at or viewed on Charter Channel 194.

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