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Reno Mayor Wants Public Input On Spending Surplus Dollars

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Reno's mayor wants the public to give its two cents on how to spend the $11 million surplus brought in by tax collections that exceeded city expectations.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Mayor Hillary Schieve made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday, and said emails, Tweets and phone calls are all options for Reno residents who have ideas for the money.

Since the recession, Finance Director Robert Chisel has been paying down debt and building up reserves for the city. Chisel said while not ideal, the city is far better off than it was a couple years ago.

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Funds must be spent by June 30. Schieve held off on a vote on how to spend the money Wednesday so residents can weigh in.