May 2, 2018 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:
D.1 - Proclamation: One Truckee River Month
Councilmember David Bobzien honored members of the One Truckee River partnership for their dedication and support of the iconic river. The council named May, 2018 as One Truckee River Month to boost awareness and support for the group’s mission.
E.3 - Presentation: TMCC Homeless Facility Concept
Council heard a presentation from the Truckee Meadows Community College architecture department, including a professor and students. They have worked on conceptual projects for temporary housing for the homeless in Reno. Their plans include a “pod-style” building that includes cleaning facilities, modular design, and mobility.
Council approved the introduction of an ordinance to amend the zoning code creating zoning standards for recreational marijuana businesses. The provisions include limiting hours of operation to midnight, prevent any new marijuana businesses in downtown, and requiring retail marijuana stores to be located at least 2,500 feet apart. Two new chapters in the municipal code related to business licenses were added to address cultivation, production, testing, distribution, and retail sales of marijuana. This includes a 3% tax on gross revenue, which is the maximum amount allowed under State law.
J.2 - Sky Mountain Project
Council unanimously approved grant funding assistance for the Sky Mountain Apartments Project, which includes 288 units of affordable housing. The units are income-restricted to those making 60% or less of the median income in our region. Construction should begin within a few months at the parcel at 4855 Summit Ridge Drive.
Deborah Hinman was reappointed to the Historical Resources Commission, while Thomas Petersen was reappointed to the Recreation and Parks Commission.
Reno City Council meetings are streamed live at Reno.Gov/Meetings and televised live on Charter Spectrum - Channel 194. Past public meetings can be viewed on YouTube.