Bob and Nancy, married for 42 years have four grown children and nine grandchildren, all living in northern Nevada. So our future matters. That’s one reason he’s running for re-election.
Bob sees a maturing Reno. He sees a Reno that can no longer operate with a “business as usual” attitude. Bob also sees the brightness of Reno’s future and he and the Council have spent the past four years focused on making Reno a great place to live, work and play.
Bob Cashell believes what we achieve we achieve together. Bob also believes that Reno residents are fortunate to have a cohesive Reno City Council that works together to get things done.
Whether it’s a summer afternoon kayaking at the Truckee River Whitewater Park or a winter evening ice skating with your family, Reno residents are returning to downtown and taking a new sense of pride in their city.
Another part of a maturing city is a cleaner Reno. Shortly after being elected in 2002, Bob created a “hit list” of blighted areas that needed to be cleaned up. The Council increased the number of code enforcement oficers and initiated the Reno Clean & Green program. This program occurs every spring and fall to let residents clean up their own neighborhoods. Whether it’s a major redevelopment project or simply painting the curbs, Bob and the Council sees the value in a clean city.
One of Bob’s biggest hopes is that the voters of Washoe County will approve a ¼ cent sales tax increase that Reno will use to put more police officers and firefighters on the street, while also preparing for the city’s future. Revenue from that tax increase will be used to build neighborhood safety centers, taking police and other city services out into the neighborhoods. Those centers will provide better services for residents and lay the groundwork to adequately protect a maturing city.