Election time and a number of short notice meetings and forums including the State Ballot Question # 3: Energy Measure. Sorry but I try to not send too much but these may be of interest to you and three meetings are this Monday. See below:
At Sparks City Council, August 27 starts at 2 PM: C ouncil Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th St., Sparks, NV
7.4 Presentation: Arguments for and against State Ballot Question #3: Amendment to the Nevada Constitution: Shall Article 1 of the Nevada Constitution be amended to require the Legislature to provide by law for the establishment of an open, competitive retail electric energy market that prohibits the granting of monopolies and exclusive franchises for the generation of electricity?
*The great thing is that anyone may speak up to three minutes on this item or any thing related to Sparks Govt.
RenoElections.org will be holding some forums and their site has Reno and School District Bios and info. Take a look! Including:
August 29, NOON: Hear the School Board Candidates:
Wednesday August 29th at 12:00 noon.
Church of Jesus Christ Spirit Filled – 3175 Goldy Way -Sparks- No Charge, Everyone Welcome- Not a religious event
Guinn Institute is holding a School District Candidate Forum October 3rd at 6PM at Innovation, 450 Sinclair. No Cost. Any questions contact; Lorena Rodriquez 702 916 0746
COMMUNITY HOMELESSNESS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING: Monday, August 27, 2018 8:30 AM SPARKS CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS 745 FOURTH STREET SPARKS, NV 89431
- Update, discussion and possible action on Agreement for Professional Services with OrgCode Consulting, Inc. to conduct an operational review of the housing and homelessness system in Washoe County in the amount of $100,000. (Continuum of Care Grant Funds)- Elaine Wiseman, Manager – Housing and Neighborhood Development, City of Reno (For Possible Action)
*I am very involved in homeless issues and served as board president of a 501c3 homeless center in the past. Info on my plan on request. Another active concerned citizen, Paul White has a professionally done research brochure on his ideas on request.
** A recent study cited Education issues as the #1 concern to citizens but I think that the homeless issue is quickly becoming a major issue of concern.
WASHOE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING Monday, August 27, 2018 WCSD Administration Building 425 East 9th Street, Board Room Reno, Nevada 89512 AGENDA 1. OPENING ITEMS 1.01 Call to Order – 4:00 p.m., WCSD Administration
WC1 Flood Tax (Washoe Only): The Opposed side has www.TaxYourselfNotMe.com and I’m not aware of any organized Pro-raising your property tax group although amazingly the Board of Realtors voted to support it. Various candidates and elected officials have come out against it including both Mayor Schieve and opponent Eddie Lorton. I am not aware of any official for it nor of any planned debates although I m happy to represent the Opposed side. This study just came out: another reason to vote NO, we need reservoirs to capture flood water/ our drinking and farming water- not dredging. TRUCKEE BASIN STUDY Reclamation Mid-Pacific Region Truckee Meadows Water Authority August 15, 2018: ” Increase Truckee River reservoir storage… Storage helps address seasonality shifts for all scenarios • Up to 800,000 AF of new storage (equivalent to four Stampede Reservoirs) would be needed to achieve Baseline-level shortages for the driest climates • Any new storage project (ground, surface reservoirs, pump-back, etc.) should be considered •
Regarding WC1 Flood Tax, The “Chamber” responds:
The Chamber’s Public Policy Committee of our Board is presently studying the WC1 issue and may schedule a member Forum to hear both sides. If so, I’ll contact you.
Ann Silver, CEO
The Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce