October 24, 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:
E.1 - Business Recognition
Vice Mayor Jardon and Councilmember Delgado honored the Ahora newspaper and Mario De La Rosa for their work in the community to recognize and cover Latino issues in Northern Nevada. Ahora and De La Rosa were also congratulated for work on the Fiesta event earlier this year.
J.2 - Pool at Moana Springs Park
Council heard from staff about options and analysis of construction of a pool at Moana Springs Park. Options include multiple swimming lanes at different lengths and a geothermal-powered feature that could have regional appeal. Council chose to move forward with the 35-meter pool option, with an option for a 50-meter pool if partner funding comes available. Council also asked staff to to explore the options of having meeting room and hot springs amenities on the 22-acre City-owned site.
J.4 - Energy Benchmarking, reporting, and Transparency Ordinance
Council heard a presentation about a proposed energy efficiency ordinance. It would be aimed for targeting improvements in energy use and waste for commercial buildings and large housing complexes. The hope is to encourage climate emission reductions in existing and future buildings.
B.8 - River Cleanup Grant
Council accepted a $23,472 grant from the Truckee River Fund via the Community Foundation of Western Nevada to expand the river cleanup crew along the Truckee River. This grant funds an expansion of the river cleanup crew from four days to seven days per week.
Council approved the appointment of Patrick O’Mara to the Recreation and Parks Commission and appointed Gosia Clark, and reappointed Steven Anderson and James Proctor to the Financial Advisory Board.