The Reno City Council unanimously renewed Volunteers of America of Northern Nevada’s contract to run the homeless shelter for the next three years with increased funding from Washoe County, Sparks and Reno.
“I think the big story here is that we have this regional partnership,” Councilman David Bobzien said. “We’re very appreciative of that partnership. And not only is this more money, it’s smarter money.”
“Reno City Council incumbents Bobzien, Brekhus win primaries” – KRNV/AP, 6/15/16
“Reno City Council incumbents David Bobzien and Jenny Brekhus cruised to victory in their primaries in the only two council races on the ballot. Bobzien, a former state assemblyman, won 63 percent of the vote Tuesday night for the at-large seat.”
“David Bobzien and Sam Kumar will compete in the general” – RGJ, 6/15/16
“We’re excited about the strong showing in the primary,” Bobzien said. “I think it shows a lot about what I’m doing and the broad support I have in the community. The general is different, but I look forward to meeting more voters across the city and getting out and campaigning. We have a lot more walking to do and more conversations to have about how we can move the city forward together.”
“Council members tackle homeless issue” – KRNV, 5/2/16
“More money would come from Sparks, more money would come from Reno, more money would come from Washoe County in an equitable formula to cover better service, and increase capacity for the shelter,” said David Bobzien, Council Member at large, City of Reno.
This would NOT require more taxpayers’ money. Instead, it’s looking for ways to use social services’ money in a way that actually helps people, rather than putting a temporary band-aid on them.
“Unveiling soon of proposed $1.3 billion downtown Reno project” – KRNV, 4/26/16
The approximately 17-acre plan includes residential, retail, office, hotel, parking and more. Reno City Council member David Bobzien said, “This is fantastic, really exciting but this just starts the discussion.” He added, “I would urge my colleagues, and I’m sure they are on the same page, to do their homework and due diligence as there are many details to iron out in this discussion. I don’t want us to get caught up in the moment.”
“Reno Sculpture Fest returns May 6” – KOLO, 4/7/16
“We have a lot of artists that are part of Burning Man, but it goes beyond that. It is not just a Burning Man festival downtown. It really is its own event now and it is really forging its own identity, which is really a unique identity for arts in Reno,” said Reno City Councilman David Bobzien.
“City of Reno charitable license plate now available” – KOLO, 2/9/16
‘This is a visible and active way to support something we know is important to our quality of life: our parks,’ At-Large Reno City Councilmember David Bobzien says. ‘The power of these plates is the funding source they provide. Our thanks to Nevada DMV and the State Commission on Special License Plates for their assistance in helping to make this happen.’
“Nevada Ranks 6th Nationally for LEED Buildings” – KRNV, 2/4/16
Reno City Council member David Bobzien received an award from the U.S. Green Building Council for advocating sustainability in Reno. He explained that the mayor and city council recently signed the compact of mayors, which is the largest coalition of cities, globally, to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The city government is currently working on developing a climate action plan.
“Reno, Washoe County reach agreement on automatic fire aid” – RGJ, 9/21/15
‘We are rising above a lot of the invective and a lot of the rhetoric’ over who had the better fire department that marred past discussions, Reno Councilman David Bobzien said. ‘Our community is tired of this. They don’t want to see entities fighting, they want to see entities serve our region.’
‘It fits our brand in this post-Tesla world,’ said Bobzien. ‘We are the place where businesses come to create solutions to address climate change and we are very proud of those businesses and look forward to having more of them come here and relocate here.’
“Interview: David Bobzien on his goals for Reno” – KUNR, 12/9/14
From a pool of 74 applicants, the Reno City Council chose David Bobzien as its newest member. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss caught up with the former state assemblyman to learn about his immediate priorities for the post, which include bolstering the city’s role in improving public education.
In a unanimous vote, the Reno City Council selected four-term Democratic Assemblyman David Bobzien to fill the at-large seat left open by newly elected Mayor Hillary Schieve.
Bobzien was selected in a marathon open meeting, during which the Council interviewed six of the 74 people who applied for the job.