Neoma has seen Northern Nevada go through some of its best times along with some of its most challenging. She’s also seen the community come together in the face of adversity time after time. She believes we should expect the same from our local governments and their representatives.
Representatives at the City of Reno. Sparks and Washoe County to need work together, now more than ever. Like every family in our community, we need to find efficiencies in services to reduce operating budgets.
We need to create an environment where City bid projects are awarded to qualified local contractors that employ local workers. We need to create a stable financial environment that allows the City to invest in redevelopment and providing the full services that maximize livability for our residents. We need to pursue and support smart, economically balanced programs that increase housing inventory across all levels and build pathways to homeownership for more Renoites—and to ensure that public health and safety are prioritized through the efficient funding of personnel and associated equipment.
Neoma remains committed to creating unity in government needed to build and maintain a stronger and more stable community. A community where once again local businesses will re-invest, out-of-state companies will consider for relocation and where opportunity and prosperity for the people of this city will blossom.
INITIATED THE RENO WORKS PROGRAM
- Initiated the program that provides temporary employment to homeless individuals and remunerates them cleaning up the River District in downtown.
- Teaches employability skills and provides long term employment support.
- Emphasized financial stability programs for the city which have since resulted in a debt paydown of over $100 million in the last 5 years.
COUNCIL LIAISON TO THE SENIOR CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE
- Consistently supported issues surrounding the needs of Reno’s senior population including transportation services, programs and outreach/communications.
FOCUSING ON INFRASTRUCTURE
- Facilitated numerous improvements such as the light in front of Bonanza Casino, crosswalks and flashers in front of schools and the critically important transportation growth infrastructure project, the Southeast Connector (SEC).
- Initiated the redesign of the spaghetti bowl to address the traffic, volume, and safety issues to help meet the needs of a growing community.
TRUCKEE MEADOWS WATER AUTHORITY - ECOLOGICAL SOLVENCY
- Initiated a program to protect consumers from fiduciary penalties related to water usage by developing a rate program designed to provide emergency funding coffers for the water authority.
- Deferred proposed rate increase for consumers to 2021 in response to COVID-19 crisis.
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ISSUES - #LOOKUPNV
- Launched a pedestrian safety campaign with the City of Sparks, Nevada Department of Transportation, Regional Transportation Commission, Zero Fatalities and Washoe County.
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT - DOWNTOWN RENO PARTNERSHIP
- Supported the establishment of the Downtown Reno Partnership, which deploys 20 Downtown Reno Partnership ambassadors seven days a week to interact with residents, visitors and the homeless citizens to change downtown for the better.
BUSINESS RECOGNITION PROGRAM
- Supported a program to spotlight local businesses that add to creating a community that people are proud to call home and which embodies the spirit of the City of Reno.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING - THE VILLAGE ON SAGE STREET AND THE TINY HOMES PROJECT
- Initiated or supported housing programs to assist Reno’s most vulnerable populations.
- This includes the development of the Village on Sage Street, which provides 216 individual private single-occupancy units for low-income individuals; as well as the Tiny Homes Project, designed to provide a sustainable habitat for Reno’s homeless community.
- Supported Reno’s various special events, which provide a boost to the overall economic health and quality of life, have an annual economic impact to Reno in the hundreds of millions, and which have grown by over 60% in the last two years.