City of Reno

Alexa Ard

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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Reno City Council got its first look at a proposed billion-dollar redevelopment project that would span several city blocks in downtown. 

The ambitious residential development, dubbed West Second District, would take 10 years to build and include the tallest building in the city, three acres of tree canopy and a park. 

Colin Robertson is the director of communications for the Don J. Clark Group, the principal architect and developer behind the project. He told council that the district will be focused on sustainability. 

People around the globe are mourning the death of legendary artist Prince. Our reporter Anh Gray spoke to a fan who fondly recalls seeing Prince perform live in Reno.

Twelve years ago Prince kicked off the world tour for his Musicology album at the Lawlor Events Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Gina Reed is a Reno resident and she's been to many of Prince’s live concerts, but her favorite was the one at Lawlor.

City Of Reno Puts $1 Million Toward Blight

Apr 15, 2016
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Reno has set aside one million dollars to tackle blight across the city. Reno Public Radio's Rocio Hernandez has more.

The Blight Reduction Initiative is a response to concerns Reno residents have voiced about the image of the city.

Councilman Oscar Delgado says people of Reno deserve a cleaner city.

"I pushed hard to make sure we set aside one million dollars to reduce, to fight blight and a lot of that money is going to go towards these neighborhoods to make people feel good about where they live."

City of Reno Reorganizing Arts And Culture Program

Apr 14, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Heads turned in the local arts community when the city of Reno recently announced a change of leadership in the arts and culture program. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports on the reshuffling. 

Making History: Photos Of Virginia Street Bridge Opening

Apr 12, 2016
Rocio Hernandez

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Reno Tuesday afternoon for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Virginia Street Bridge.

Julia Ritchey

The city is reopening the new Virginia Street Bridge on Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and procession. As Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports, the city hopes the bridge will usher in a new era for the downtown with a nod to its past.

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The City of Reno has hired a revitalization manager to help create a better business environment downtown. 

Bill Dunne will officially begin next week. He comes from Troy, New York, where he served as director of economic development and planning.

Assistant City Manager Kate Thomas says the position is a new one.

"As we recover from the downturn, we need someone to take a lead role in our planning, business expansion and economic development efforts," she says.

Washoe Business License Applications Moving Online

Mar 9, 2016
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Business owners will be able to apply and pay for business licenses and permits in Washoe County online, for the first time ever this summer. Our reporter Rocio Hernandez has more.  

The regional business license and permits program is an effort by the cities of Reno and Sparks along with Washoe County and the health district that will connect them digitally to customers. Amber Drlik with the City of Reno says this change has been repeatedly asked for in customer surveys.

Alexa Ard

Reno's City Council seat for Ward 1 is up for grabs and, so far, three people are vying for it. 

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