The massive Daybreak development will worsen flooding along the Steamboat Creek. It will destroy the natural flood storage capacity in the area and divert runoff downstream toward communities to the North. It will mostly fill the area from Damonte Ranch to Hidden Valley with 4,700 homes. The Reno City Council will consider approving the development on 9/11. This is not just an issue for the Damonte Ranch neighbors. Steamboat Creek flooding can close the airport and block access to Route 80. This is a regional issue for the future of the Truckee Meadows. AGENDA
PICK YOUR APPROACH …
You can e-mail one or all of the City Council Members.
- Mayor Hillary Schieve; email@example.com
- Council Member Jenny Brekhus, Ward 1; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Council Member Naomi Duerr, Ward 2; email@example.com
- Council Member Oscar Delgado, Ward 3; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Council Member Bonnie Weber, Ward 4; email@example.com
- Council Member Neoma Jardon, Ward 5; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Council Member Devon Reese, At Large; email@example.com
You can fill out a public comment form online and pick “oppose” and “no” for speaking in person. This will be agenda item D.1 on the 9/11/19 meeting agenda. LINK
Some of the city council members (Delgado for sure) have Facebook pages. It’s another place to express your opinion.
You can make one or all of the following points.
- This is the last “natural sponge” to absorb runoff and store flooding from Steamboat Creek.
- This project is not compliant with current zoning or the master plan (Re-Imagine Reno).
- Technical flood control questions from the Truckee Meadows Flood Authority have not been addressed.
- There has been no comprehensive testing for Mercury on the property.
- Traffic along Mira Loma near Veterans’ Parkway is already dangerously heavy.
- There is no plan for an additional fire station which will be needed.
There will be public comment allowed on the specific Daybreak issue. If you want to go and speak, you can speak at the beginning of the meeting during “General Public Comment” or later on the specific agenda item D.1 which is instructions to staff regarding the Daybreak ruling.
“Evil succeeds when good
men people are silent.” Make your voice heard! Be counted as one opposed to this dangerous and destructive development. Do it for your love of the Truckee Meadows. Do it for yourself.
See the previous post for more detailed information on the development and the current status. Note: I was mistaken that the court case was a petition for judicial review. It was rather a civil case for damages brought by the developer against the city for wrongly “taking” their property by imposing unreasonable restrictions.