Growth Plan Appears Headed For Ballot in Reno

Mon, Jun 30 2008

A citizen initiative designed to limit sprawl around Reno appears headed for the November ballot.

Supporters on Friday turned in petitions with more than 28,000 signatures _ about 10,000 more than the 18,093 signatures required to qualify the measure for the ballot.

If approved, the initiative would require growth in Washoe County to be based on sustainable water resources within the county and would ban the importation of water from outside the county.

Officials said it would be the first binding question on growth limits to appear on a county ballot.