Monthly Archives: April 2018

Call to Action From Belli Ranch: NRS 78.02788

Hello Everyone – The following is forwarded from a neighbor in Belli Ranch.  -Dee Ann 

“In 2003 the City of Reno usurped all Washoe County unincorporated lands west of Reno to the California line and North to the California State Line when they adopted the NRS section 278.010 to 278.630.  See the attached document that outlines a little bit of what that means.   The City of Reno’s Sphere of Influence that affects our area is called the Truckee Meadows Service Area (TMSA).  The part that is very concerning and I think unconstitutional is the fact that within this TMSA area the City can 1) exert planning and building authority according to the interlocal agreement (City & County) prior to annexation and 2) can annex without property owner consent.

A major concern of residents living in Verdi Township, Mogul, Blue Heron, Belli Ranch, Cold Springs, & Pleasant Valley is that such a move has left all of us county residents with no voice by political representation about the urban sprawl the City of Reno Council is approving in our unique neighborhoods.

The Reno City Councilmen and Mayor are politicians that we are not allowed to vote for, yet they are ruining our neighborhoods by allowing in-town zoning.  Generally 5-6 homes per acre.

This behavior seems to meet the definition of “possibly” legal.  But it is not lawful and unconstitutional to keep those impacted most from being able to vote against City of Reno politicians that are allowing developers to have whatever zoning they want.  It is unconstitutional because it is voter suppression, gerrymandering, and taxation without representation.

Former Reno Mayor, Bob Cashell, promised minimum 1-acre parcels on the land he used to own West and South of I-80 at Boomtown. (Not 5-6 homes / acre).  Proposed mitigation by the developer based on their ignorance of the land they wish to develop will compromise existing individual domestic wells, horribly increase the traffic on and off ramps from I-80, and their solution to water runoff and drainage is to dump into existing ditches which have flooded dramatically the last few years.

I think if we could get as many people as possible to send into the state of Nevada an Election Integrity Violation Report (see attached or file online at  https://nvsos.gov/sos/home/showdocument?id=1656**) that we could get a strong message across to the state and the local governments that what they are doing is not okay and through this process get things to stop and change the direction it is heading.  I feel strongly that the type of complaint would be Voter Fraud, based on the voter suppression, gerrymandering, and taxation without representation.  People are welcome to use any of the above thoughts in their violation reports.”

Document: NRS 278 Info

Document: St NV Elect Viol Report 

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Upcoming Meeting: Wednesday, April 11th at 6pm

BIG WEEK! We have the upcoming meeting this Wednesday April 11th at 6:00 pm. Sincere thanks to all the community members that have been working to spread the word! Attendance to this meeting is crucial. Please know we fully understand we are a busy community, so if you’re unable to attend PLEASE consider sending a quick email communicating your position (contact info listed below for your reference).

Some incredibly exciting news is that a Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Emergency Ex-Parte Motion to Shorten Time was filed by The Society for the Preservation of Verdi, Inc. against the City of Reno. A copy of this petition is available in the links below for your reference.

The Society are hopeful that the Judge will grant a requested Temporary Restraining Order. If this TRO is approved the City Council will not be able to vote on the tentative track map on Wednesday, April 11th. However, it is still imperative we are in attendance in case this does NOT happen in time. Additionally, this SHOULD be reported on local news stations this evening, if you’re able to watch (or record) we’d love to hear how it is reported.

We will be coordinating a joint meeting for all Verdi residents (i.e. Blue Heron/Belli Ranch, Verdi Community Council, Society for the Preservation of Verdi) to discuss this and the next steps in further detail.

One more item to share (as to be sure no one is taken by surprise) is that our Council Representative, Neoma Jardon, will not be able to be in attendance Wednesday as her son is scheduled for brain surgery that same day. She did relay that she wouldn’t miss this important meeting if it were not for something so serious.

Lastly, tomorrow is the second Tuesday of the month, meaning the monthly Ward 5 NAB meeting. It appears there is to be a presentation on the West Meadows Estates commercial development, so if you have interest in how that moves forward you are welcome to attend! These meetings are also held at City Hall at 5:30 pm. We will do our best to provide updates on this for those unable to make two meetings in one week.

Once again, and always, Thank You for your continued involvement, interest and support!

Sincerely,

Carly Borchard

Verdi Community Council

https://www.facebook.com/verdicommunitycouncil/

Download: Petition for Writ of Mandamus-Society for Verdi v. City of Reno

Download: emergency ex parte motion to shorten time

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