Ward elections?

Another effort at the Nevada Legislature to bring down the cost of running for municipal office is making progress.

Assembly Bill 282, which would change some city races from citywide to ward elections, has received a recommendation of “amend, and do pass as amended” to the full Assembly.

Businesspeople and particularly builders and developers in Reno prefer citywide elections because they allow more moneyed candidates to prevail more often. Past efforts to retain citywide elections have involved loaded language on a 2012 Reno city ballot measure intended to guarantee a particular result, and a 2017 veto by then-Gov. Brian Sandoval of a change to ward elections.