Entries by Val White

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BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

CURRENT SITUATION Reno’s Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and its implementation arm: Downtown Reno Partners, was formed illegally and unethically from the start.  Realizing that they would never get a majority of downtown property owners to vote for this double tax, the City Council chose to weight the votes of larger property owners – and […]

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RENO FIRE DEPARTMENT & DRUGS/ALCOHOL

CURRENT SITUATION For over 10 years, the union contract for Reno Firefighters has allowed them to have 2-to-5 times the DUI limit for illegal drugs and alcohol while on the job, with no consequences.  Not ONE City Council member, NOR the City Manager, NOR the Fire Chief  NOR any firefighters have publicly spoken out against […]

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CITY COUNCIL WASTING OUR TAXES

CURRENT SITUATION •  Reno’s current debt and pension obligations exceed $1 billion.  Meanwhile, Council members continue to give away multi-million dollar City-owned properties to political supporters and/or rent them far below market value. • Instead of the entire Council collectively granting funding to various community activities throughout the year, EACH Council member receives $25,000 annually […]