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Reno City Council Caves to Legal Settlement

Burning Through Reno Taxpayer Money

Reno OKs $3.5M settlement with housing developer Stan Lucas (

Yet another reason not to live in Reno.  A gutless, spineless Mayor, City Council and City Attorney just hammered Reno city taxpayers with this bill, instead of litigating.  No candidates for the next edition of ‘Profiles in Courage’ here.

Recall the reason for the City Planning Commission and City Council twice denying this  Special Use Permit (SUP) for the Mortensen Ranch 600+ unit housing development in Reno’s annexed Verdi neighborhood was the City’s fire department being unable to reach this planned community within their established response times.  If public safety isn’t reason enough to deny a SUP, then nothing will stop irresponsible development.

Oh, and guess who will be providing fire services to this new development?  Right, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) who has the closest station, #40 in Mogul.

Reno gets the property tax revenue and TMFPD taxpayers pick up the bill.

Consider when you vote next year.

Thomas Daly

(The views expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Nevada Signal.)