October 10, 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:
J.3 - Affordable Housing Initiatives
Council approved the new Housing Strategies program presentation. Called “The Puzzle Pieces,” the strategy is a comprehensive plan to foster affordable housing options at all income levels in Reno. This includes The Village at Sage Street, Accessory Dwelling Unit consideration, deposit assistance, transitional programs, and increasing accountability for landlords. The Neighborhood Services Department also launched the new all-inclusive homepage for City programs at Reno.gov/housing.
J.2 - Ridge House Transitional Housing
Council heard a presentation asking for Community Development Block Grant money for transitional housing units. Ridge House works with Reno residents in rehabilitation and many of their clients have recently left the Department of Corrections.
E.1 - Marble Robot Delivery
Council heard a presentation and interacted with one of Marble’s delivery robot prototypes. The company believes their technology can speed up mail and package delivery in the area without the need for new infrastructure.
E.2 - Sidewalk Art Pilot Project
Council heard from 12 year-old Priyasha Landry, who advocates for pedestrian safety through artwork on sidewalks that also serves as awareness for walkers. Council is considering the art on public right-of-way and city property.
J.7 - National Bowling Stadium Fourth Floor Remodel
Council heard a presentation from Public Works staff about a proposal for repairs and improvements to the Stadium. That construction could be paid for partially through room tax funds from hotels.
J.8 - Playa Art Project
Council approved a lease for art displays along N. Virginia Street from pieces created and shown at the Burning Man Festival. The displays would be placed in current vacant land.