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.”
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