StoneGate, misconduct hotline among topics up for discussion at Reno City Council meeting
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
The Reno City Council will meet on Wednesday, February 14 to discuss the proposed StoneGate Housing Development and possible ordinances for city employees and residents to report alleged misconduct by city management and employees.
In early January, council could not come to an agreement on the proposal to build 5,000 homes in Cold Springs over the next 20 years pushing the topic to February's monthly meeting.
According to the tentative agenda, city staff will look into "items of concern" brought up by city council including impacts on traffic, placement of funding for parks and recreational land, and plans to use effluent water for irrigating landscape.
A developer is proposing to rezone the current Heinz Ranch area to StoneGate. The city will consider the master plan amendment which would remove the industrial land use designation and convert it into a residential community.
The plan includes building up to 5,000 residential units, as well as a mixture of commercial, industrial areas. Developers plan to build three elementary schools and one high school in the next 20 years.
Nearby homeowners say the proposed development is highly controversial due to potential traffic affects, flooding, and wildlife.
Council will also hear a presentation regarding a proposed amendment to an ordinance to establish a procedure for city employees to report unlawful employment discrimination. harassment, or retaliation by City Council Members, the City Manager, the City Attorney or the City Clerk.
The agenda states that approval for a hotline for complaints against City of Reno employees and elected officials is up for possible action.
News 4 will have full coverage of Wednesday's City Council meeting and will bring you the latest details as soon as they become available.
This is a developing story. Check back with us for updates.