RENO HOT SHEET
#10 – Nov. 11, 2019
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TRUCKEE RIVER WATER TEST RESULTS
Truckee River pollutant levels substantially exceed the “dangerous for human contact” level
Council takes no action and posts no warnings
A week after QOL-Reno made the City Council aware of the Truckee River’s highly polluted state, due to the dozens of illegal squatters’ camps:
- NO warning signs have been posted to protect river users in the Truckee River
- Illegal campers continue to use the river for bathing and brushing teeth
- NO media except the Monica Jaye Show (99.1 KKFT) has reported the pollutant levels
- NO City Council members have taken a single step to correct the situation
- NO comprehensive action by RPD to clear out all of the illegal squatters’ camps and their criminal activity
TMWA REPORT TO COMMUNITY HOMELESS ADVISORY BOARD (11/4/19)
Homeless throwing bags of feces, needles, and toxic garbage directly into TMWA’s drinking water intake facility and treatment ponds on Glendale Ave. Police and City Council do nothing
The Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) made a public presentation to the Community Homeless Advisory Board (CHAB) on Monday, November 4, 2019. The topic was the dangerous impact of homeless vagrants residing on or near TMWA properties, including the Glendale Ave. water treatment center that provides drinking water for Reno/Sparks residents. TMWA reported that homeless vagrants regularly enter the treatment facility to throw bags of human feces, bottles of urine, colostomy bags, catheters, and drug needles directly into the drinking water treatment ponds. Trespassers have also been filmed swimming in the water treatment ponds.
CITY WORKERS: THE COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU TO SPEAK UP!
Reno’s future depends on its ability to solve its huge, critical issues, including:
• Bankruptcy-level debt
• Out-of-control homeless problems
• Pollution of the Truckee River by squatters’ camps
• Widespread nepotism
• Police not being allowed to enforce the laws
• 49th/50th worst public schools in the nation
If you’re a government worker:
Police officer or fireman, Parks & Recreation, Administrative Support, Public Works, Security, City Attorney, Information Tech, Human Resources, Finance/Budget, Educator
You know what the truth is about how our city is being run, and the community needs to know about it. You can contact QOL-Reno in complete anonymity, and we will get the word out to the community.
We don’t want your personal information, just the facts about what’s really going on in city government and what needs to be done to solve it.
I’m only one, but I AM one.
I can’t do everything, but I CAN do something.
What I CAN do –
I SHOULD do –
and WILL do …
so help me God.
(Edward Everett Hale)
PROPERTY OWNERS PAYING DOWNTOWN RENO PARNTERS FOR GRAFFITI REMOVAL THEY DON’T DO
Since beginning operation in Reno over one year ago, the Downtown Reno Partners organization (DRP) has repeatedly promoted one of their important tasks as “graffiti removal” in the downtown area. DRP’s current annual report brags that they have performed almost 1,000 graffiti removals during the past year.
There’s only one problem with that claim.
According to DRP’s own office, they don’t remove ANY graffiti at all. They merely call the City of Reno’s graffiti removal department, a service that taxpayers are already paying for, and tell THEM to go remove the graffiti. QOL-Reno discovered this when they called DRP’s office on November 7 and informed them about major graffiti needing removal in a downtown park that DRP patrols. DRP’s office told QOL-Reno, “We don’t personally remove ANY graffiti; we just call the city and THEY go do it.” Graffiti removal is one of the main services downtown property owners are paying $2.35 million per year to receive.
NO LOCAL POLITICIANS WILLING TO PUBLICLY DEBATE QOL-RENO ABOUT SOLVING HOMELESS ISSUES
Reno’s City Council, the Washoe County Commissioners, and Board Members of the Community Homeless Advisory Board (CHAB) have ALL refused QOL-Reno’s invitation to publicly debate the seriousness of Reno’s homeless problems and how to best solve them. While ALL of these individuals publicly proclaim how much they care for the homeless, none of them are willing to defend the failed policies they are implementing, or explain to the public why they have allowed this problem to continue and grow.
RENO POLICE CHIEF DENIES QOL-RENO REQUEST FOR RIDE-ALONG WITH HOMELESS DIVISION OFFICERS
The Reno Police Chief has denied QOL-Reno’s recent request to participate in the community-wide “ride-along” program with the RPD’s Homeless Division. QOL-Reno was personally invited to participate in this activity by a Homeless Division officer, just as QOL-Reno did over a year ago with the Gang Enforcement Unit. The RPD Chief’s office gave no explanation for denying QOL-Reno’s request and has refused to return phone calls. This unjustified behavior by the RPD Chief stands in sharp contrast to his publicly stated desire for RPD to be “completely transparent” in their dealings with the community.
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