Top five things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners...

The following report highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Videos of County Commission meetings are replayed regularly on WCTV (Charter Ch. 193). You may also watch videos-on-demand online.


Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee approved the Comprehensive Transportation and Consumer Protection Act of 2015, which included a bipartisan amendment, introduced by U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) that will improve the safety of our nation’s roads and expand access for bikers and pedestrians. The amendment directs the Department of Transportation, in coordination with states, to establish standards to ensure safe use of our nation’s roads.

Intersection Closed at Patrick Lane and McLeod Drive

The Clark County Water Reclamation District (District) is announcing lane restrictions as part of sewer construction work in the central segment of the Paradise Whitney Interceptor (PWI) project.

Justice Department Sues Nevada Housing Provider for Discriminating Against Families with Children

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against the owners of rental properties in Carson City, Nevada, alleging violations of the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, charges that Betty Brinson and Hughston Brinson, the owners of a single-family rental home, discriminated against families with children by placing a series of advertisements in the local newspaper indicating a preference for adult tenants, and by refusing to rent the home to a family with three children because they did not want children living at the property provides one-stop resource for rental housing across Nevada has reached a major milestone of 30,000 listed housing units. The one-stop resource for statewide rental housing listings and information was launched in the fall of 2014 and has quickly become a go-to resource for both affordable and market-rate rental listings.

USDA offers funds to assist very low income seniors with well repair

USDA’s 504 Home Repair program provides a grant of up to $7,500 for very low-income homeowners aged 62 and over to repair a well. USDA Loans at 1% are also available for very low-income homeowners, and there is no age eligibility requirement for the loan. If USDA's resources are not enough to cover the cost of well repair or replacement for eligible families, they can be supplemented with funds from the Nevada Housing Division's Low Income Housing Trust Fund, as noted on the attached flyer.

EPA orders City of North Las Vegas to safeguard Las Vegas Wash from potential...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an order to the City of North Las Vegas to take immediate steps to address federal Clean Water Act violations. Deficiencies in the management of its wastewater pretreatment program have the potential to lead to discharges of polluted water from the city’s Water Reclamation Facility into the Las Vegas Wash, which eventually feeds into Lake Mead.

USDA and Housing Partners Celebrate National Ownership Month with “Power Hour”

USDA Rural Development (USDA RD) and its two close housing partners, Nevada Housing Division (NHD) and the Nevada Rural Housing Authority (NRHA), Tuesday celebrated National Homeownership Month with a "Power Hour" to brief real estate professionals on the changes to real estate law that resulted from the 2015 Nevada State Legislature and to honor their work to leverage homeownership across the state.

Nevada Housing Division commemorates National Homeownership Month

The Nevada Housing Division (NHD) this month is honoring National Homeownership Month by highlighting programs and services that are helping Nevadans realize the dream of homeownership

Reid Announces Co-Sponsorship Of POWER Act

Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today announcing his co-sponsorship of the Power Efficiency and Resiliency (POWER) Act. The POWER Act, introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), aims to increase the adoption of industrial energy efficiency technologies that can dramatically reduce energy costs for Nevada’s businesses.

Nevada Climbs to No.2 Nationally in New Solar Capacity

Continuing its strong growth from 2014, Nevada ranked second in the nation in new solar capacity added in the first quarter of this year, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report compiled by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

NEVADA HOUSING DIVISION SPONSORED HOUSING LOCATOR WEBSITE REACHES 30,000 LISTINGS has reached a major milestone of 30,000 listed housing units. The one-stop resource for statewide rental housing listings and information was launched in the fall of 2014 and has quickly become a go-to resource for both affordable and market-rate rental listings.

Rep. Heck Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce Legislation Unleashing Renewable Energy Potential on Public...

U.S. Congressmen Joe Heck (NV-03), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Mike Thompson (D-CA) Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jared Polis (D-CO) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act of 2015, which aims to streamline the permitting process for wind, solar and geothermal development on public lands and establishes a revenue sharing mechanism that ensures a fair return for relevant stakeholders

Interior Department Approves First Solar Energy Zone Projects

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the approval of the first three solar energy projects to benefit from the streamlined permitting process of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Western Solar Plan.

Heller, Heinrich, Risch, and Tester Join Forces to Streamline Permitting for Renewable Energy Projects

U.S. Senators Dean Heller, Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act. The bipartisan legislation simplifies the permitting process for solar, geothermal and wind projects on public lands. Following introduction, the senators offered these statements


Nevada Short Sale Information – FTC Cracks Down on Loan Modification...

Las Vegas, NV - January 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Effective January 31, 2011, The Federal Trade Commission has banned loan modification companies from charging up-front fees for negotiating modifications of residential mortgage loans. According to Eric Witksoki, Chief of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and the state consumer advocate, “Money spent on mortgage modification consultants is a bad bet for consumers.” Additionally, Witkoski commented that spending money on loan modification is “worse than some of the odds at the casino tables.”



The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposal to sell 40 parcels totaling 754.88 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The competitive sale would be by sealed and oral bidding in accordance with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA). A Notice of Realty Action published in today’s Federal Register opens a 45-day comment period which will close January 8, 2018.