UPPER SOUTH EAST COMMUNITIES COALITION, INC - Environmental Preservation Group in Washoe County
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January 26, 2016

January 26, 2016

In our ongoing efforts to protect open spaces, wetlands and flood plains in Washoe County, particularly focusing on upper south east Reno at this time due to the destructive project being built through those types of areas, we have an update to share.

Our short term goals at this time are to limiting truck traffic on Mira Loma and Pembroke to try and eliminate big rigs using these roads upon completion of this damaging project, find out exactly where the above ground hazardous waste landfills will be located and make sure that they are marked to identify in the event of a future breach in the area, working toward requiring the City of Reno to have a comprehensive plan for the area when a breach occurs, and work toward restricting development around this destructive project in future. 

To meet these goals we have some support on the Ward 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board.  Jay Kolbet-Clausell who is a resident of this area and is on the NAB is going to be doing a 5 minute presentation to the other NAB members at their next meeting to start the process of reaching these goals.  We appreciate Mr. Kolbet-Clausell supporting these goals and working to try and get them implemented.

The Ward 3 NAB meeting is going to be 

February 2, 2016
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Reno City Hall - One E. 1st St
7th Floor Caucus Room 

We would like everyone to send emails to support these goals to the Ward 3 liasion:

Cynthia Esparza-Trigueros

Several months ago a Coalition Board member made public comment at the NAB requesting that any development that is proposed (no matter how small) that is south of the Truckee River and east of the Airport, and further south, east of 395 be required to have soil sample testing for all Chemicals of Concern, especially arsenic, mercury and methyl mercury.  The Board seemed very receptive of the suggestion, but we have to be vigilant that  Ward 2 (Double Diamond and Damonte Ranch and further south into the county) make sure that they are also requiring testing for the safety of the public.

The Coalition would like to let everyone know that all 2015 donor confirmation letters for your tax purposes have been mailed and should be coming to you shortly.  Please be aware that there was a change in personnel who handled donation records during the middle of 2015.  As the letter states, if your records support a different amount for donations to the Coalition during 2015, contact information is on the letter.  If you made a donation but do not receive a letter by Friday January 29th, please contact our acting Treasurer John Saludes at jsaludes63@hotmail.com.

We also understand that there might be some people who have moved etc, and just want to let those people know that unless we were contacted and mailing address was updated, we can only send to address that was on the checks or on the electronic donation.

We want to tell everyone again how much we appreciated everyone for contributing to support legal expenses and helping any way that you could to try and stop this destructive project.  

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