Washoe County Requests Citizens’ Input - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Washoe County Requests Citizens’ Input

Posted: Updated:

Open Washoe County, an online program for citizen input and feedback, is asking residents what they like most about their neighborhood.

The open forum is accessible through the Washoe County website at
www.washoecounty.us/openwashoe. Individuals can make comments, suggestions and read what other community members are saying about a particular issue.

Newly elected Commissioners Marsha Berkbigler, District 1, and Vaughn Hartung, District 4, will be sworn into office Jan. 7, 2013, and will join current Commissioners Bonnie Weber, District 5, David Humke, District 2, and Kitty Jung, District 3, in serving the people of Washoe County.

"We've just recently launched this program," said Washoe County Manager Katy Simon. "And it's helping to provide our County staff members and elected officials with immediate feedback so we can continue to involve citizens in the issues that matter most to them."

Commissioner Bonnie Weber said Open Washoe County is an easy-to-use and fiscally responsible tool that values a citizen's time commitment.

"Open Washoe County is a great way to reach out to our constituents and get their input on important issues in our community, said Weber. "We want to encourage participation among Washoe County residents and their elected County Commission, so we value the open dialogue that "Open Washoe County" brings."

The program was developed by Peak Democracy,
www.peakdemocracy.com, a non-partisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. Nearly 50 other cities and counties are using the platform including: Palo Alto, California, Salt Lake City, Utah and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Washoe County is the first county in Nevada to implement this interactive online tool.

The current Open Washoe County topic asks the question:
What do you like most about your neighborhood? Read what others are saying about issues in the community and share an opinion at Open Washoe County.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Portion of Mills B. Lane Courthouse Closed After Fire Sprinkler Activation

    Portion of Mills B. Lane Courthouse Closed After Fire Sprinkler Activation

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:32:01 GMT

    UPDATE: The DA's Office reports that water damage was significant to the east half of the 4th floor in the Mills B. Lane Justice Center. There are contractors working with the County to remove water and dry out the floors and walls.

    More >>

    UPDATE: The DA's Office reports that water damage was significant to the east half of the 4th floor in the Mills B. Lane Justice Center. There are contractors working with the County to remove water and dry out the floors and walls.

    More >>
  • Placer County Sheriff Releases Images of Burglary Suspects

    Placer County Sheriff Releases Images of Burglary Suspects

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:16:50 GMT
    Courtesy of Placer County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy of Placer County Sheriff's Office
    Courtesy of Placer County Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy of Placer County Sheriff's Office

    The Placer County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to identify two suspects involved in a series of burglaries from March. Secret Witness is offering a cash reward of $750 to find two people who were involved in vehicle burglaries on Mt. Rose Highway, residential burglaries at North Lake Tahoe and fraudulent use of credit cards.

    More >>

    The Placer County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to identify two suspects involved in a series of burglaries from March. Secret Witness is offering a cash reward of $750 to find two people who were involved in vehicle burglaries on Mt. Rose Highway, residential burglaries at North Lake Tahoe and fraudulent use of credit cards.

    More >>
  • Caltrans: Emergency Pavement Repairs in Sierra County

    Caltrans: Emergency Pavement Repairs in Sierra County

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:02:30 GMT
    Courtesy of CaltransCourtesy of Caltrans
    Courtesy of CaltransCourtesy of Caltrans

    The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reports that there will be emergency paving repairs on Highway 89 and Highway 49 this week. Drivers traveling Highway 89 in between Sierraville and Sattley, and Highway 49 in Loyalton can expect lane closures and one-way traffic controls.

    More >>

    The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reports that there will be emergency paving repairs on Highway 89 and Highway 49 this week. Drivers traveling Highway 89 in between Sierraville and Sattley, and Highway 49 in Loyalton can expect lane closures and one-way traffic controls.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.