Disparate Candidates Unite Under Anti-Sprawl Umbrella

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(Reno, NV)
Monday, October 23, 2006

On Saturday, a group of some fifty protestors calling themselves Voters for Sensible Growth, held an anti-sprawl rally across the street from Reno City Hall.  Scott Kelley, a real estate photographer, decided to seek office after the city council voted in July to open an additional 68,000 acres for development.  

”I don’t want out kids to inherit a sprawled, dilapidated, congested Reno, and I’m worried that’s what’s happening now.”

Kelley faces an uphill battle against well funded incumbent councilman Dwight Dortch.  Other candidates on the so called sensible growth ticket are an eight term veteran of the state assembly, Vivian Freeman, who is running for city council, and, Erik Holland, a professional landscape painter, who is running for mayor against self made millionaire, incumbent Bob Cashell.