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Essential City Council Meeting Items

- Recovery Zone Facility Bond Update - IMG Energy and Castaways creep closer to the realization of a plasma gasification plant and materials reclamation facility. They would like their allocation to be in one big chuck from one entity (Washoe County) rather than given by two entities (Washoe County and City of Reno). So they are asking if City of Reno will transfer its allocation to Washoe County, which is legally possible. Also interesting is that Freight House District has not backed out of their request for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds, however Tessera and four other projects initially requesting the bonds have backed out. Click here for the staff report (pages 228 - 230)

- HAN - On the agenda is a discussion of a five-year contract with Hot August Nights. Bruce Walters is expected to be at the meeting. Click here for the agenda.

- Special Events - When I posted this on my Facebook page, the response was fairly negative so far. The City Council plans on adding language to their special events sponsorship language to address competing events in response to Hot August Nights producing an additional event in Long Beach. The wording, drawn from their staff report, is as follows:
Limitation on Competing Event(s)
Entity agrees not to produce the Event or a substantially similar event in any location within [XXX] miles of the City of Reno [and/or the greater Reno-Tahoe region for those events which are currently held region-wide] during the Event date(s) and/or 45 days before or after the Event during any year during the term of this Agreement. This provision shall not apply to any event which the Entity produced outside of the City of Reno [and/or the greater Reno-Tahoe region for those events which are held region-wide] in one or more of the three years prior to the execution of this Agreement and within the specified 90-day timeframe.
Reimbursement of Sponsorship Fee(s)
Entity agrees that if it does not produce the Event in the City of Reno [and/or the greater Reno-Tahoe region for those events which are currently held region-wide] in any of the five years following the term of this Agreement, but does produce the Event or a substantially similar event within [XXX] miles of the City of Reno [and/or the greater Reno-Tahoe region for those events which are currently held region-wide], that it shall reimburse the City for 50% of the Sponsorship Fee for the full term of this Agreement, within 10 days of the commencement of such an event. This provision shall not apply to any event which the Entity produced outside of the City of Reno [and/or the greater Reno-Tahoe region for those events which are currently held region-wide] in one or more of the three years prior to execution of this Agreement.

What are your thoughts? Is a non-compete clause a good idea? What do other cities do?

 

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Posted by: new2renoarea - 8/23/2010 4:41:18 PM
I guess the real question is how many events receive city sponsorship money, and how would they be affected? It seems to me that it's acutely targeted at HAN.

 

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