Special Alert: August 9,  2016                                   

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Greetings Friends of Scenic Nevada,

Call to Action:

- Sign petition (click here) to ban billboard blight
- Write/call the Reno City Council Members (click here for contact information)
- Attend Reno City Council Meeting, August 24th, time to be determined

The people voted 16 years ago to prohibit new billboards, yet the city never enforced the ban. Instead the previous city council decided the billboard ban was a cap on their numbers and allowed new billboards and new construction on a routine basis since 2002. That maneuver recently was rulled unconstitutional by the Nevada Supreme Court because it took place within three years of the people's vote.

It's way past the three-year time limit for change, allowing the city to continue approving new billboards. Tell the new city council to uphold the people's vote and stop new construction of all billboards in Reno, both standard and digital.

Banning New Billboards now within the Reno city limits will:

  • Uphold the people’s vote to ban new billboards which became law in 2000

  • Allow about 197 existing billboards to remain

  • Prevent existing billboards from converting to digital billboards

  • Preserve scenic views

  • Enhance community character

  • Protect nearby property values

  • Improve driver safety, reducing distractions

  • Save energy

  • Protect the dark night skies

  • Promote economic vitality

  • Improve quality of life for residents

  • Encourage tourism

  • Save tax dollars

Your Opinion Matters
The city council needs to hear from you. Please sign the petition, call or write and join us at the August 24 meeting to help enforce the people’s vote.
Thank you for your time and support as a steward of our scenic heritage.  
Scenic Nevada Board of Directors

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