I just heard yesterday: the Washoe Board of County Commissioners will hear the new Washoe County Lands Bill on September 11 (time TBD). This bill is a travesty, and warrants the strongest possible response from the residents. In short, it will make a deal with the Federal Government to turn over BLM land in the Truckee Meadows to Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County for development (73,000 acres). No one supports this bill except those that will profit from it. The cities and counties are eager for the development and for the ensuing property tax revenue. Given the problems we have now with irresponsible development, expanding the area available for malfeasance will produce a nightmare. Watch for the agenda with the schedule.