Mayor: 'Growth, innovation, inclusion, resilience' will define culture of new Reno
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said "growth, innovation, inclusion and resilience" will define the culture of the new Reno in her third State of the City address Thursday night.
Schieve, speaking to a crowd of several hundred at the Pioneer Center, highlighted the Biggest Little City's growing presence in the art world while also addressing the housing crunch and downtown Reno redevelopment.
"Although we are not out of the woods yet, recent construction activity has started to turn the vacancy rate curve for apartments, with around 4,000 units in the construction pipeline," Schieve said.
The Mayor also announced that Reno Police will hire a full-time child sex trafficking detective who will work closely with the FBI.
She touted the current city council's efforts to add 40 new police officers in recent years, and promised to add 30 more by 2020.
Last year, she referenced turbulence as a result of former city manager Andrew Clinger's resignation amid sexual harassment allegations.
But Thursday, she said that new city manager Sabra Newby has been an innovative leader who has "filled a number of new positions and has made great strides in building upon the new vision for Reno."
WATCH Schieve's full address below.