Downtown Reno and Midtown Breaking News
400 jobs are headed downtown with an average pay of $31 an hour...when Clear Capital relocates its headquarters to Park Center Tower/Jones Vargas Tower/Whatever it's called these days, at 300 East Second Street.6 Jan 2015
Things are going vertical quickly on the south and east side of Virginia Lake. Check out the photos of Glen Manor and Edgewater at Virginia Lake.13 Jan 2015
Northern Nevada Hopes' massive new 3-story wellness and treatment facility breaks ground today. Check out some renderings of this great addition to 5th Street downtown.13 Jan 2015
WHEN: Tonight, January 15, 6 pm
WHERE: 777 Sinclair Street, Reno, NV 89502
Unbeknownst to many in the community, the city recently started a new graffiti program in MidTown as a pilot project which will expand to the rest of the city, where graffiti abatement teams are up at the crack of dawn, before most of us even rise out of bed, to remove tags from the night before.
This of course relies on the tags still being reported via Reno Direct, however the program is yielding stellar results in MidTown.
The program is called GET (Graffiti Enforcement Team) and they've recently been hyper-focusing on MidTown by cleaning and providing awareness in the most vandalized areas.
Tonight the GET will be sharing the most recent developments for the MidTown District. This includes the introduction of an 'adopt a block' program, graffiti identification, and new innovative ways to approach graffiti abatement. The Children's Cabinet will also introduce a new and exciting program to combat graffiti, which will benefit our youth and redirect bad habits.
The City of Reno 'gets it' now, and is refocusing efforts on graffiti after budget cuts nearly gutted the graffiti program in 2012/2013. At one of our recent West of Wells Neighborhood Groups, we were informed by our beat officer that the city has re-budgeted the Graffiti Tag Investigator position, though I am not sure if it's been filled yet or not.
If you live in MidTown, West of Wells, or own a business in these neighborhoods, I encourage you to attend tonight, and meet the hardworking team that has made a visible difference in MidTown.
15 Jan 2015