January 9, 2019 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:
Council moved to accept a Business Impact Statement regarding an ordinance and changes in fire safety regulations. The changes would modify installation of sprinkler systems in new residential units.
D.1 - Sub-minimum Wage Resolution
Council approved direction to staff to bar sub-minimum wages for disabled workers with City of Reno contractors. While City contractors currently pay above minimum wage no matter a worker’s ability, council believes this sends a message of inclusivity and equality.
D.4 - Greater Nevada Field Annual Report
Council was presented with event and financial information for the partnership with Greater Nevada Field. Operator Eric Edelstein said the Aces baseball team is pleased to have a three-year commitment to the Downtown Business Improvement District. The Field reported that all debt is currently in good standing. Edelstein said upkeep of the Freight House is a major priority for 2019 in order to preserve viability for a lease and historic character.
D.5 - Marijuana Store Licenses
Council heard a presentation from staff regarding possible changes for additional retail marijuana store business locations and modified hours of operation. Council directed staff to continue proceeding with just four potential retail marijuana store licensees and that operating hours should not be changed.
D.7 - Li.me Pilot Project
Council directed staff to prepare an extension agreement to pilot project, including deploying electric-assist bicycles. The City and Li.me will not allow e-scooters to be deployed while legal framework at the state level is completed. The existing project expires at the end of January and updates for possible approval are expected to be heard on January 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.