|Last mayoral election:||2010|
|Next mayoral election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last city council election:||2012|
|Next city council election:||November 4, 2014|
|City council seats:||7|
|2013-14 FY Budget:||$359 million|
|Population in 2013:||233,294|
Hispanic or Latino 24.3%
African American 2.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 1.3%
Two or More 4.2%
|Median household income:||$47,814|
|High school graduation rate:||85.5%|
|College graduation rate:||28.2%|
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|Nevada Congressional Delegation|
Nevada State Legislature
Nevada state executive offices
The city of Reno utilizes a council-manager system. In this form of municipal government, an elected city council, which includes the mayor and serves as the city's primary legislative body, appoints a chief executive called a city manager.
The city manager is Reno's chief executive. Appointed by city council, city manager's responsibilities include overseeing the city's day-to-day operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget, carrying out council policies and hiring most city government employees.
The Reno City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for approving and adopting the city budget, levying taxes and making or amending city laws, policies and ordinances.
The city council consists of seven members including the mayor. The mayor and one council member are elected at-large, while the other five members are elected by the city's five wards.
A full list of city council members can be found here.
- See also: Reno, Nevada municipal elections, 2014.
The city of Reno, Nevada will hold nonpartisan elections for mayor and city council on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014.
Two city council wards are up for election. These are wards 2 and 4. All incumbents in Reno's 2014 election cycle are term-limited. Therefore, the office of mayor and both city council positions are open seats.
Reno's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2013-14 was $359 million.
Reno City Council
PO Box 1900, Reno, NV 89505
Reno City Hall, 1 E. First Street
Phone: (775) 334-2002
To contact individual members of city council, see here.
- See also: Washoe County, Nevada ballot measures
Reno is a charter city. Its initiative and referendum process follows state law.
- Main article: Nevada government sector lobbying
In 2013, Reno spent a total of $80,000 on federal lobbying. The city filed four reports for Urban Development.
|Transparency grading process|
See also: Evaluation of Nevada city websites
This website was most recently evaluated on November 2, 2012.
- Budgets are posted and archived for three years.
- Current meeting information are available but do not appear to be archived for three years
- Elected Officials
- City council members are listed with names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers.
- Administrative Officials
- Administrative officials are listed on department pages, with some contact information provided.
- City manager is listed with his name and email address
- Permits and zoning
- Audits are posted and archived for three years.
- Public Records
- Some public records information is available, such as general records contact information.
- The tax rate and revenues are posted in the budget.
- Meetings are not archived for three years
- Meeting schedule is not posted
- Meeting agendas are not posted or archived for three years
- Administrative officials
- Full contact information (names, email address, phone number, physical address) are not available for the city manager and other department officials.
- Does not disclose membership to a government lobbying organization or membership dues.
- Does not disclose funds spent on lobbying efforts
- Specific information on how to file a public records request is not available
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- City of Reno, "City Council," accessed on September 5, 2014
- Reno, NV - Adopted Operating Budget 2013-14, accessed on September 8, 2014
- Open Secrets, "City of Reno, NV," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Reno, "City Budget," accessed March 5, 2012
- City of Reno, "City Council Meeting Archive," accessed on march 5, 2012
- City of Reno, "City Council Members," accessed March 5, 2012
- City of Reno, "City manager
- City of Reno, "Building Permits," accessed March 5, 2012
- City of Reno, "Master Plan," accessed March 5, 2012
- City of Reno, "CAFRs," accessed March 5, 2012
- City of Reno, "RFPs," accessed March 5, 2012
- Reno Transparency, "Reno Online Checkbook," accessed March 5, 2012
- City of Reno, "Records," accessed March 5, 2012