Alright enough horseplay and pool parties let's get down to business shall we?

Here are some interesting items from both the City Council and Redevelopment Agency Board meetings for Wednesday's meeting.

- New alcohol License - JB Mapes & Co., 50 North Sierra Street, Suite #103. Dining Wine and Beer
Looks like the new Bistro to go in next to Subway is getting their licenses in order.

- Approval of Award of Contract to Northern Nevada Excavating for the Oxbow Park Streambank and Infrastructure Protection Project in the amount of $349,777 (FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and Truckee River Fund - Grant Funding).
This sounds like great news for the Oxbow Nature park.

- Presentation: Status of Virginia Street Corridor Projects including Streetcar/Light Rail and Complete Streets/Streetscape- RTC and City of Reno Staff -
This should be an interesting presentation.

- Staff Report: Resolution No. Resolution allocating $12,599,999 of the City of Reno's $65,604,000 Volume Cap for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds to Washoe County for purposes of financing the IMG Energy Project pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; and providing the effective date thereof.
H.5 Staff Report: Resolution No. Resolution allocating $25,000,000 of the City of Reno's $65,604,000 Volume Cap for Recovery Zone Facility Bonds to Energy Matrix for purposes of financing a 4.5 mW solar and energy-management project pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; and providing the effective date hereof -
Two very cool projects.

- Discussion and potential direction to staff regarding expenses associated with hanging flower baskets in public areas, and the possibility of raising private funds to pay for the program.
D. Aiazzi -
Flower Baskets!

- Staff Report: Report and discussion regarding the financial status of the Redevelopment Agency, discussion and potential direction to staff to amend the Fiscal Year 2010/11 Redevelopment Agency budget, and direction to staff regarding funding and implementation of Redevelopment projects. -
Oh boy this one should be about as depressing as watching a 15-mile-wide meteor strike the earth.