February 13, 2019 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:
G.2 - Council Vacancy Finalists
After hearing public comment, council voted for the following finalists for the appointment to the at-large seat:
The finalists will greet the public and take questions Thursday. They will go before council again on Friday for interviews and a final vote.
D.8 - Downtown Reno Partnership Plan and Budget
Council was presented an update and outline from the Business Improvement District (BID). The Executive Director shared the ongoing training for the Ambassador Program, which includes Narcan training, sex trafficking awareness, and de-escalation techniques. The Director explained that the Ambassadors work with cleanup and quality of life, but also assistance to tourists and residents.
C.3 - Northwest Park Community Garden
Council approved the license and maintenance agreement with the Bangladesh Community of Nevada. The nonprofit will construct and maintain a community garden at Northwest Park.
Council heard a presentation regarding options for the property at 40 East Fourth Street. One of the buildings is being used by the BID currently. Staff explained the option to open requests to the public for use of the property, including a lease on the north building or development plan.
B.3 - Special Assessment District Creation
Council approved the creation process beginning in Spring of 2019. If fully approved, it will improve frontage and curb quality across four different projects in 14 streets.