Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event

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Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event

Post by some seeing eye » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:57 am

I heard about this earlier in the week.

http://www.pershingcounty.net/document_ ... 3.2018.pdf

Washoe County is proposing to Pershing County a land swap to redraw county boundaries. The minutes of the Pershing County meeting should be interesting. Personally I would like to see small towns like Winnemucca benefit more economically from burner overland travelers and be less burdened by the law enforcement costs of the event.

Washoe has a lot of economically valuable land near Fernley, so this could be beneficial to both counties.
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Re: Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event

Post by sparr » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:22 am

Could they finalize this without approval at the state level?

Also, how specific is the BM location? I know it moves year to year, but I'm not sure how far. Feet? Miles?
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Re: Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event

Post by XPTom » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:32 am

Looks like the part we use is in Pershing, the southwest tip of the playa is in Washoe with Gerlach, and the northern tip is in Humboldt. I hope this doesn't mean the kind friendly people(sarc) who police the road in also want some of the playa action.
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Re: Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:33 pm

Yeah the way the small town cops fuck with people makes flying in start to look a lot better.
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Re: Washoe & Pershing Co early discussions to change boundaries around the event

Post by Canoe » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:45 am

9. Discussion regarding Washoe County’s desire to relocate Washoe County’s boundaries to include the Playa where the Burning Man Event is held - Discussion and for Possible Action.
Pershing could save the costs of policing, prosecution, prosecution investigation & court costs that they're incurring. From what they've been saying recently, that could save their taxpayers a ton of money, so Burning Man is no longer any burden on Pershing taxpayers.

This is also interesting from that notice of public meeting.
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