Friday, February 13, 2009

Update on using water policy to manage growth - Nevada edition

A member of the Nevada state assembly is working on a bill that addresses some of the same issues covered by the voter initiative passed on Washoe County, Nevada last fall, according to this article from the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Opponents of the bill are painting it as likely to stifle growth - a contention the bill's author insists is unwarranted. Although she appears to concede that the draft version of the bill leaked last month might go too far, it is being amended to reflect some of the concerns.

The current text of the bill can be read here. It appears to have been crafted to cover only Washoe County (using population restrictions) with provisions designed to flesh out the bare bones initiative described in a previous post.

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