Reno To Step Up Homeless Encampment Cleanup Efforts
City Council members in Reno have agreed to increase efforts to clean waste from homeless encampments despite arguments that it is not a permanent solution.
The Reno City Council has voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a cleanup contract of about $250,000 with Coit Services for removal of trash, waste, debris and personal property from encampments through June 30.
City officials say the plan is intended to sustainably combat waste buildup instead of having public works and parks workers diverted to the effort.
Some Reno residents have proposed relocating the growing homeless population along the Truckee River to shelters amid concerns about water quality in the area.