Billboards may soon appear along the freeway right here in Verdi! For the past 13 years billboards have been banned from unincorporated land. Now two Commissioners, Herman and Hartung are supporting a change in the billboard ban. Such a change will allow electronic billboards and large lighted billboards to start appearing once again. Please support Scenic Nevada by calling, emailing or writing to the County Commissioners and the Senior Planner listed below. If you cannot contact each of the Commissioners them please write Commissioner Bob Lucey who appears to be the swing vote on this matter.
The Director of Scenic Nevada has written a very good OpEd piece in the RGJ. Go here to read this overview. http://www.rgj.com/story/opinion/voices/2015/08/20/op-ed-redefining-billboard-county-allows-blight/32091415/
For a very impressive PowerPoint on the draft code please click here.
To contact the County Commissioners, call 775.328.2005 or email them at:
Bob Lucey email@example.com
Martha Berkbigler firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Hermam email@example.com
Kitty Jung (No email address posted)
Vaughn Hartung firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor Lloyd (775) 328-3620 email@example.com is the County Planner handling this matter. Please include his email or correspondence .
The County Draft Ordinance can be seen at: https://www.washoecounty.us/csd/planning_and_development/applications/files-planning-development/multi_all_dist/dca14-009,%20DRAFT%20Sign%20Code%204-29-15.pdf or click here.
This is on the matter of a Draft Washoe County Sign Code being proposed to the Commissioners on September 8.
I have attached the PowerPoint by Scenic Nevada, the material for our Community Update and the Draft Sign Code.