In doing so, Council desires to meaningfully involve citizens in the governmental decision-making process in order to improve quality of life in the Reno community.
Some of the highlights of the Resolution are as follows:
- There will be a total of five NABs, one for each designated Ward. NABs are based on the boundary lines as indicated on the City of Reno Ward Map.
- Each NAB shall meet at least four times, and up to 12 times, per calendar year.
- Council Members who represent a specific Ward will nominate five to seven board members to serve on his or her respective NAB. Council will vote to approve or reject the nomination(s).
- City of Reno residency is not required to be a NAB member.
- NAB members will serve a two-year term.
- NAB meetings will comply with Open Meeting Law requirements.
- As a point of clarification, NABs are not voting boards.
“Reinstating NABs is about hearing our community’s concerns,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says. “It gives our constituents and residents a stronger voice and a platform for them to get involved. Going forward, we want to be a local government that is inclusive and listens to input before we make the important decisions that affect people’s lives.”
Citizens can apply for a NAB at Reno.gov/NAB. Applications are being accepted now through April 24, 2015.