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Matthew Brown, Communications Program Manager
Matthew oversees the City's press communications and public relations activities.
Deanna Gescheider, Director of Communications and Community Engagement
Deanna directs the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, this includes overseeing and managing strategic direction for the City's: media relations, print and new communications, television production and web services.
City Council Prelights for July 2, 2014
In our ongoing commitment to keep citizens informed, we’ve spotlighted a few key Agenda items for the July 2, 2014 Reno City Council Meeting starting at noon on the first floor of City Hall. For in-depth review of all City Council Agenda items, visit our Meeting Portal for the full agenda (click on the “Agenda Packet” link to view detailed staff reports).
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E Consent Agenda (all items may be approved together with a single motion, be taken out of order, and/or be heard and discussed individually)
E.2 Council will consider approval of an Award of Contract to Reno-Tahoe Construction for the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF) Equalization Basin Re-Lining project in an amount not to exceed $453,321.79, with the City of Reno's share being $311,114.74 from the Sewer Enterprise Fund.
TMWRF is jointly owned by the Cities of Reno and Sparks. The City of Reno oversees the Capital Improvement Program for TMWRF, while the City of Sparks manages operations. The existing liner is about 30 years old; a new lining system is needed for proactive facility rehabilitation and maintenance to ensure reliable containment of wastewater in the basin per State and Federal mandates. This supports Council priority to Provide Efficient and Responsive City Services.
E.3 Council will consider approval of a Consulting Agreement with Day Engineering for construction engineering and administration services for the TMWRF Equalization Basin Re-Lining Project in an amount not to exceed $50,600, with the City of Reno’s portion being $34,726.78 from the Sewer Enterprise Fund. See above for background on TMWRF.
J Standard Department Items
J.2 There will be an update, discussion, and potential direction to City of Reno staff regarding the City's pending request to the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners to increase the City of Reno’s percentage allocation from 25 percent to 50 percent of the maximum number of medical marijuana dispensaries that may be certified in Washoe County. The number of dispensaries allowed in Washoe County is 10, so there could be as many as five within the City of Reno in the future.