Becki LaCroix wrote in asking if Reno City Planning Commissioners are required to visit proposed locations before voting whether to approve projects ?
Becki was one of the residents who opposed plans for a rock crushing project in the University Ridge area. That plan was first approved by the planning commission, it was then appealed to the Reno City Council which voted it down.
According to the Reno City Attorney's Office, planning commision members are not requred by city code to visit a site or location before voting on any development issue. However, many of them do so on their own. It's interesting to note the planning commission voted 6 to 1 in favor of the project last month. But the Council's vote on March 13th was unanimously against it. So a real difference of opinion from those two groups. Also, Fred Turnier, Reno's Community Development Director said they had more appeals filed in this case than they have seen in a long time. He views that as a positive sign that neighbors are getting involved and their voices are being heard.