An open house and input meeting regarding the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act are scheduled this month.
Washoe County, the City of Reno and the City of Sparks have been working to bring forward a joint proposal for a new federal lands bill, titled the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act.
An open house is planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St. A public input meeting is during the same hours on Feb. 20, also at the convention center.
Goals of the land management act include addressing housing demand and affordability, encouraging infill development and maximizing existing infrastructure, preservation of open spaces, and supporting trail and park infrastructure enhancement. Improving access to recreation, along with upgrading transit, water, storage, flood management are other objectives.
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.