September 12, 2018 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: Mayor for the Day
The Council presented a proclamation naming Sophie, a precious and very good pupper, as the winner from the Northern Nevada “Affur to Remember Gala” with the SPCA. Sophie was accompanied by Alan Rock, a human.
D.2 - Proclamation: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Council recognized the entire month of September to highlight the fight against cancer in children. Lisa Shaffer, the director of the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation presented updates on awareness of this critical battle.
E.1 - Presentation: 360 Blueprint Mentoring
Nathan Dupree with the 360 Blueprint program shared the success and importance of connecting children with adults in the community and police officers. Dupree said that resource officers provide positive experiences and visibility of the department. He said that children in the program are 46% less likely to use drugs.
E.2 - Presentation: First Quarter Citizen Recognition City Superhero
Council presented the quarterly award to Megan Rachow. In 2015, Rachow was appointed to lead the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program initiative for the Reno Branch of the USAO. PSN is a Department of Justice initiative that focuses on reducing gun violence, violent crime and gang crime. In this position, Megan specializes in prosecuting crimes involving illegal firearms, arson, gangs and other violent crimes.
Council approved plans to move forward with the early phases of partnering with Northern Nevada HOPES for creating and maintaining an individual shelter village at 250 Sage Street. The City Manager’s office will begin negotiating donation options for the city.
J.4 - Parks, Recreation & Community Services: Mayor’s/Dorothy McAlinden Parks
Council heard a proposal to develop a new park master plan for redevelopment and expansion of Mayor’s/Dorothy McAlinden Parks, an 84-acre property in Stead which includes a 15 acre neighborhood park and two softball fields. The project would increase access and modernize walking paths, parking, and attractions.
J.12 - Lime Dockless Bikeshare Pilot Program Update
Lime provided a presentation about the first four months of service since coming to the Truckee Meadows region earlier this month. The company said there have been more than 100,000 rides so far. Lime explained it will be creating a public education campaign about Reno’s rules of the road.