City of Reno

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The city of Reno is getting closer to bringing a professional minor league hockey team to town. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

During last week’s city council meeting, the council voted unanimously to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement among the city, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority and Reno Puck Club, LLC.

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Reno Manager Andrew Clinger will finish his time at city hall early next month. While an investigation into allegations of misconduct continues, city council has voted to approve a separation agreement with Clinger. It provides him with about $230,000, mostly in severance.

“I think this is giving him a special treatment that’s above and beyond what is specified in the contract we have for him, and I cannot support the motion,” said councilwoman Jenny Brekhus, who voted against the agreement.

Councilwoman Naomi Duerr voted “yes.”

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Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger has resigned, effective October 9, amid allegations of professional misconduct including sexual harassment.

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Reno City Council held a short special hearing Tuesday afternoon  to approve additional funds to investigate claims against City Manager Andrew Clinger. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno has the story.

Incumbent David Bobzien easily won the primary for the Reno City Council At-Large seat, beating out three challengers by a wide margin.

Bobzien won 63 percent of the total vote, meaning he will be on the general election ballot, along with second-place finisher, Sam Kumar.

Bobzien says he has what voters are looking for.

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Incumbent Jenny Brekhus is up for re-election for her Reno City Council seat in Ward 1, which covers a good chunk of downtown. Both of her challengers says she's ineffective, but Brekhus wants proof. Our News Director Michelle Billman reports.

Brekhus is running against Victor Salcido, an attorney, and Rich Van Gogh, who owns an art gallery. They both say she's got to go. 

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The Reno City Council has four of its six seats up for election this year, but only two of them have challengers to the incumbents. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick looks into the race for the at-large position.

David Bobzien was serving as a Nevada assemblyman when he was appointed to the Reno City Council in 2014, after then Councilwoman Hillary Schieve was elected mayor.

Bobzien says it was perfect timing.

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Some residents near Keystone Avenue are mad about a recent incident in which the City of Reno was spraying nearby weeds. They say the city got too close to their properties, causing health concerns. Our contributor from ThisisReno.com, Bob Conrad, has the story.

Cory Frey says that she was hit in the face with weed killer that city employees were spraying near her backyard.

The “Believe” art sculpture will be permanently housed at Art Plaza.
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Reno City Council has designated a new space for public art. Downtown’s Art Plaza, formerly known as City Plaza, will permanently house several works, including the popular “Believe” sculpture created by Jeff Schomberg. 

“I think it’s a really good spot for it,” Schomberg said. “Public art creates a community gathering space and a great photo op for people, and just a good reason for people to come downtown and enjoy the large-scale art.”

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The City of Reno held its first budget workshop for the next fiscal year. As Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, the City Council raised serious questions about priorities.

Overall, the city is looking to spend $3.3 million more than last year. Nine new positions are being budgeted to the general fund and a new Office of Economic Development will be created to partner with the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

But Mayor Hillary Schieve says there are major components missing from the budget.

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