October 27, 2015
The Coalition was informed this morning that FEMA has released the Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) that was the final hurdle from the City of Reno required before construction could begin south of Pembroke.
This means that RTC can now start destroying all floodplains, wetlands, streams and flood storage areas in the entire project site from Pembroke to South Meadows Parkway.
Our requests to FEMA to be involved in the process (the CLOMR) was denied, and our requests to the City of Reno to be able to view and make comments on this process (the CLOMR) was denied. The most singularly impacted residential communities from flooding in the entire region had not one allowed comment on the entire CLOMR application, yet the City of Reno helped RTC with anything they needed to complete the application to FEMA.
The Coalition understands the frustration that is surfacing on the lack of help or support from our City Officials or city staff and from our County officials and county staff. We understand the belief that while we fund-raise to try and save our environment, we are also funding through our taxes the work of the City of Reno and the County to thwart our efforts to protect our environment by providing unlimited help and access to RTC, all the while funding RTC through gas taxes to build this project and fight our legal efforts to stop it. Please know that we are hearing your voices and wholeheartedly concur.
Elections are coming and everyone has a vote.
There still has been no word from the 9th Circuit on our request for a preliminary injunction. The Coalition has been contacted many times to get information on this, and we just can't give any. We can't tell or speculate on how this is going. We are waiting to hear what the 9th Circuit decides. Meanwhile RTC continues it's destruction at will.
We will inform everyone the minute we hear anything.