From the Ask Joe file one of our viewers has a question about those city limit signs installed recently in Reno. The viewer, who asked that we not used his name, asked if the Reno city limit signs put up after the fire department deconsolidation were installed to help the Reno Fire Department find the houses in their territory?
Those signs were put up around Caughlin Ranch and Hidden Valley in early 2012, after the fire departments deconsolidated.
I found out it was former councilman Dave Aiazzi's idea. I talked to him on Friday, December 5th. Aiazzi says the signs were put up after deconsolidation not to inform the fire department but to inform the public. Aiazzi says he thought it was important for people outside the city limits to know where city services are provided and where those services stop.
It's an interesting question especially in light of the mutual aid issue that's been front and center this week between Reno and the Truckee Meadows Fire departments. But the city of Reno wants people to know where its service area ends. Thanks to our viewer for sending in that question. Remember if you have questions you'd like to ask, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and just put ask joe in the subject line. I'll do my best to track down the answers for you.