December 13, 2017 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 Regular Meeting of the Reno City Council and Redevelopment Agency Board. The agenda numbers provide convenient links to corresponding City of Reno Staff Reports. Please note that Council meetings will begin at 10 a.m. starting on January 10, 2018.
Council adopts new City of Reno Master Plan; Regional Planning will determine conformance (F.2)
Council unanimously approved to adopt a new comprehensive City of Reno Master Plan consistent with Nevada Revised Statutes. The Master Plan contains guiding principles, goals, policies, implementation strategies and various supporting maps, including a land use plan map. These components of the Master Plan will guide future decisions related to development and land use, natural resources, mobility, infrastructure, public services and other issues of interest to the City and its citizens as the City grows and evolves.
Council unanimously approved to direct staff to pursue legal claims against manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids and issue a request for qualifications (RFQ) to law firms interested in representing the City of Reno in litigation to recover monetary damages for the negative impacts of prescription opioids on the City of Reno. The motion included direction for staff to return on January 10, 2018 with a rating of respondents to the RFQ and recommendation for award.
E.1 - Reno Fire Department Recognition
Members of the Maison T. Ortiz Youth Outdoor Skills Camp recognized the Reno Fire Department and partner agencies for their significant efforts to preserve and protect the facilities utilized by the youth camp during the Red Rock and Long Valley fire event in summer 2017. The camp was established in honor of Maison T. Ortiz and provides opportunities for youth throughout Nevada to learn outdoor skills and experience life in the outdoors in a safe, fun environment.
F.1 - Lakeridge Place Zone Change
Council upheld the Planning Commission recommendation and unanimously approved an Ordinance Introduction and referred it for a second reading and adoption. The zoning map amendment rezones a ±6.7 acre site from General Office to Multifamily.
H.4 - Rules of the Reno City Council
Council unanimously approved a Resolution adopting the revised Rules of the Reno City Council.
H.5 - Council Meeting Start Time
Council unanimously approved to adopt a Resolution establishing a Regular Council meeting start time of 10 a.m. for the 2018 calendar year and the month of January 2019.
J.9 - National Bowling Stadium
There was a presentation and discussion regarding the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority's Marketing Plan, Annual Operation Budget and Capital Improvement Plan for the National Bowling Stadium for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. Council unanimously approved to accept the report.
Council Donation Funds - Resolutions
Council unanimously approved the following donations:
L.2 - $500 to the Center for Healthy Aging [Delgado]
L.3 - $500 to the Reno Little Theater [Delgado]
P - REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD
(No action items, with exception of Approval of Minutes)
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