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New Reno City Council members take office

By November 18, 2012

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The Reno City Council has just undergone its biggest change in nearly a decade.

Oscar Delgado, Reno City Council member for Ward 3
Oscar Delgado, Reno City Council member for Ward 3.
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Four new members were sworn in on Wednesday, November 14, replacing three who were termed out (the limit is three terms) and one who chose not to run for re-election. That makes a majority of new members, with two current members and Mayor Bob Cashell to be replaced at the next election in 2014.

The new members are Jenny Brekhus (Ward 1), Oscar Delgado (Ward 3), Neoma Jardon (Ward 5), and Hillary Schieve (at-large). They replace Dan Gustin (Ward 1), Jessica Ralston (Ward 3), Dave Aiazzi (Ward 5), and Pierre Hascheff (at-large).

Right after they took office, the new members voted to reconsider an agreement with Reno Aces baseball team owners that would have paid the team $1 million a year for the next 30 years in exchange for promising to keep the team in Reno. Continuing council members Sharon Zadra and Dwight Dorch, who had voted to accept the agreement, joined the majority in calling for another look at the deal. The only dissenting vote came from Mayor Bob Cashell, who was instrumental in getting the team to relocate to Reno back in 2009. Stay tuned to see how this plays out.

If you aren't sure about who is your representative on the Reno City Council, refer to my "Reno City Council Ward Boundaries" article.

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