The Reno Gazette-Journal reported on Tuesday that after six months of lawsuits, political attacks and at times tearful public comment orchestrated by the owners of the Wild Orchid, the city of Reno is reconsidering whether to force strip clubs out of downtown.
In a 5-2 vote in September, the Reno City Council directed staff to write new ordinances that would prohibit digital signs outside of strip clubs, prohibit alcohol at improperly zoned clubs and force those improperly zoned clubs to move into industrial areas within five years.
But when it came time on March 21 for the Reno Planning Commission to review the draft ordinances and make a recommendation to the council, the relocation piece was missing from the agenda. And, at the last minute, city staff pulled the strip club issue off the planning commission agenda entirely.
Now, the Reno City Council has an opportunity to change its mind.
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