Wednesday April 5, 2006
mayor drops repeal plans
for Ballardini Ranch purchase
Mayor Bob Cashell said he is dropping his resolution to repeal a previous
city council resolution supporting Washoe County's planned purchase
of the Ballardini Ranch.
had put on the agenda for the city council on Wednesday a resolution
to rescind a prior resolution favoring Washoe County's acquisition of
all or part of the 1,019-acre ranch sought for open space and a regional
park in the southwest Truckee Meadows.
The council unanimously adopted that resolution on Sept. 18, 2001, before
Cashell was elected.
Cashell said he received five or six e-mails on the resolution but declined
to discuss the contents of the new resolution or why he was pulling
Through a mass e-mailing, the Protect Our Washoe group was urging its
members to attend the council meeting Wednesday.
is the last piece in the group's decades-long fight to preserve a band
of Mount Rose foothills for wildlife and open space.
The county commission will vote on a bond resolution on April 11 to
raise $35 million to buy the ranch for a regional park.
Creek LLC of Minnesota had agreed to sell the land and then changed
its position in 2003. A trial on the county's move to condemn the property
is set for May.
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