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Carter, Brekhus Compete for Reno Council Ward 1

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Term limits will mean a complete turnover of the Reno City Council members over the next 3 years. Four of those seats are open this cycle.

Ward One is currently held by Dan Gustin and both Jenny Brekhus and Bernie Carter want to replace him.

Carter has been in business for 40 years. He knows how to manage money and says that Reno needs his experience.

"Our budget (in Reno) has gone from $711 million just over 4 years ago to $385 million now," Carter said. "So the challenges are tremendous. We need to address those with professionalism and keep a handle on our debt service and that's the background I bring."

Carter also says cooperation between Reno, Sparks and Washoe County will be key.

Brekhus is a city planner and a public policy consultant who is itching to get involved and use her knowledge of how other cities have transformed themselves to the future.

"We are in new times. We need new voices for the future," Brekhus said. "We need discussion of urban design and where we're headed in the next decade."

Brekhus says that discussion should include the next generation and their vision of their city for the future. And she says she could be instrumental in helping it happen.

"I have extensive experience in land development and public planning and understanding of how cities work," Brekhus says.

Plus, both are involved in the community. Brekhus organized the Mt. Rose Elementary School Centennial Celebration and sits on the RTC Advisory Commission. Carter is the founding Chairman of Artown and is involved with Midtown development.

YOu can find more information on them on their websites at and

Written by Erin Breen 

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