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City Seeks Input on Potential Text Amendment to the Development Agreement Section of the Reno Development Code

Post Date:  June 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Reno is providing an additional opportunity to submit comments on the proposed draft ordinance amendment to Reno Municipal Code.

TXT20-00006 (Development Agreement) - A request has been made to amend Reno Municipal Code Title 18, specifically Chapter 18.20 (Development Agreements).  This request is associated with the Title 18 Code Update "Renovation" and will propose revised text intended to facilitate the use of voluntary agreements as allowed pursuant to NRS 278.0201 through 278.0207, inclusive.

The draft Text Amendment under consideration includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Enhanced reference to NRS requirements. 
  • Removal of regional requirements and discretionary permits (PRS, SUP, PUD, and SPD requirements).
  • Removal of text that is redundant of NRS requirements.

In an effort to protect public health, we are asking that all comments be submitted in writing, in lieu of a public workshop, to the Planning Division at oswaldb@reno.gov or via US Postal Service to the City of Reno, Planning Division, P.O. Box 1900, Reno, NV, 89505 by 5 p.m. on July 15, 2020.


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City Seeks Input on Potential Ordinance to Ban the Sale of Dogs and Cats in Commercial Establishments

Post Date:03/16/2020 11:35 AM

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of Reno is providing an additional opportunity to submit comments on the proposed draft ordinance amendment to Reno Municipal Code related to a ban on the retail sale of dogs and cats in commercial establishments.  


The draft ordinance under consideration would apply to pet stores and retail businesses that offer the sell dogs and cats in commercial establishments. This would not apply to home breeders. The draft ordinance amendments include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prohibiting the retail sale of dogs and cats in commercial establishments.
  • Allowing pet stores to provide space to animal rescue organizations for the adoption of dogs and cats.
  • Allowing existing legally established pet stores to continue the retail sale of dogs and cats for up to six months from the date of the ordinance adoption. 

In an effort to protect public health, we are asking that all comments be submitted in writing, in lieu of a public workshop, to the Business License Division at businesslic@reno.gov or via US Postal Service to the City of Reno, Business License Division, P.O. Box 1900, Reno, NV, 89505 by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 

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