June/July, 1998

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32. With the plethora of anti-citizen actions once again being conjured up at the 6/11/98 Reno Airport meeting, the Reno Gazette preferred to spend its time reporting on the airport's bogus attempt to remove one of the few qualified members from its "stacked" Citizens Outrageous Outreach Committee. And even that report left out the most vital information.
32a. Just a few (FAR more important) items that were, as usual, NOT REPORTED:
* The Reno Airport is commencing cowardly, illegal and diabolical emanant domain landgrab attacks against a large number of innocent victims.
* The Reno Airport is considering paying another $1,822,145.00 (on top of some $400,000 already wasted) to the company it hired to (mis)move the Air Guard to a spot in the middle of dozens of 1,000s of Reno citizens... a stupid decision that will create untold blight, noise, and danger.
* The Reno Airport is planning huge $$$ pay raises to its top bureaucratic staff. Hooey!
* Improperly appointed (not a Reno citizen) board chair, Mack, was given a gala farewell party... with accolades... even though virtually everything about the Reno Airport is worse than when he and his contingent of aviation amateurs arrived on the scene. Even though $$$millions of USA taxes have been misappropriated in unethical kickback-sweetheart deals.
* The airport finally admitted that the reason for the continued assault on the citizens of Rewana Farms is that there have been sweetheart deals with local companies in the works for years. "There are 11 (that's eleven) subs working on it now.".... the tearing down of Rewana... and then the imbecilic creation of a huge military base in downtown Reno.
* The Airport continues to violate the rules of FAA by refusing to insulate homes in Rewana... even though large sums of federal corporate welfare money grants (your taxes!) are pouring down the trough.
* There is nothing of military significance in Reno to justify this gigantic base that is contemplated. Military bases are being torn down across the nation. What a stupid waste this is!
31. Local news media reporting continues to be a joke... as it panders to fat cats at Reno city hall... attacking the Sparks mayor for piss-ant stuff... while letting the Reno mayor thumb his nose and engorge his and his cronies' bloated coffers with huge amounts of citizens' money. Shame on you... so called news reporters...
30. City hall's beloved Mayors Conference is costing Reno citizens about $750,000 in known expenses. And the current mayor and his campaign cronies are collecting huge sums of money for their own bloated coffers. Note: when you see the current mayor's campaign propaganda, remember that your taxes are helping pay for that!
29. Give any citizen a blank checkbook.... and let her/him go on a witch hunt against any city hall bureaucrat... and then stand back! Did you know that the Reno police department reportedly sent detectives (plural) clear back to Connecticut to see what kind of furniture Norris Bacho had when he lived there? $$$Thousands of dollars of your taxes wasted (airline travel, hotels, salaries, etc, etc) by city hall on a wild goose chase... to resolve a $3,000 legitimately authorized moving expense! Insanity rules! The wrong people are being investigated....
28. And as far as worries about injuries to either Lane or Dehne in their boxing exhibition, Dehne already promised Lane's wife that he would not hurt her husband...
27. Remember this when reading about the Bacho fiasco in the future:
* Norris Bacho and Sam Dehne had never met until 3 months ago (circa February, 1998)... when Dehne recognized the nasty city hall thumbprints and offered assistance to Bacho.
* This bizarre brouhaha over $3,000 of legal and authorized moving expenses
is a rouse to divert attention from real problems at city hall and city kouncil.
* This legal prescription "drug" that Bacho apparently developed a need for... was prescribed to him by 4 (four) Nevada medical doctors.
26. A Reno Gazette reporter reported that the DA (after receiving an unheard of 1,200 pages of documents - while investigating a JUSTIFIED $3,000 moving expense!) said Bacho is innocent of the charge he was fired for AND he should be fired. Should be fired?!?! That does not make sense... none, nada, zero, zippoo, never, crazy...
26a. While the Gazette dedicated almost 2 full pages to city hall's Bacho Bashing Kangaroo Kourt... they gave scant notice to the fact that the diabolical Reno Airport is now proceeding with dastardly plans to confiscate land away from innocent citizens via eminent domain theft. (Of course there was no investigation into this cowardly activity... just a 2 x 2 inch sound bite.)
26b. Simply put, this city hall vigilantism is an obvious ploy to divert attention away from the real rotten stinking mess at Reno's upper echelon bureaucratic levels and at city kouncil.
26c. It is important to read the Gazette VERY CAREFULLY... but ALWAYS remember that those ace reporters have to goose-step to the marching orders of their Special Interest catering bosses...
26d. After reading the Gazette articles, the best conclusion a sane person could come to... is that the district attorney, with help from state and federal attorney's, should be convening a Grand Jury against city hall and at least half of Northern Nevada cronyistic government bureaucracies.
26e. How can city hall be allowed to get away with hiring an "outside" attorney, who has done work on this case... BEFORE THE KOUNCIL EVEN VOTES ON IT! That is another violation of the city charter and the spirit of good honorable government. But who cares? City hall sure doesn't...and apparently neither does the Gazette...
25. For the record, Sam Dehne is still willing and anxious to "get it on" with Mills Lane... in a stadium... or in a cow pasture.
25a. To hell with the politically-infiltrated cronyistic and corrupted Athletic Commission. Their lack of ethics should demand their surrendering of the privilege to rule on this issue.
25b.They should be summarily removed from their positions of trust immediately.
24. It is minute in the scheme of the current mayor's schemes. But what is he doing with free parking favors at the Reno Airport? More cronyism... Does/will it ever end?
23. Reno's Political Prisoner, mentioned below, has been "sprung" from jail at an unheard of $15,000 cash bail. Cronyism has been taken to new limits in Reno, Nevada. Similar action was taken against former city councilwoman, Jan Dalske, when she threatened to expose corruption at city hall.
22. Your $$$million dollar taxpayer-funded city hall propaganda machine must, someday soon, be held accountable for its devious activites...
21. The ridiculous idea of building a railroad trench through downtown Reno has overlooked two vital items: sewer and electrical lines that are in the way and the water table that is much higher than they think. The costs will escalate beyond their wildest nightmares. Who's paying? YOU are paying...
20. It is a well kept secret that Reno council increased property tax revenue by an amazing 18% this year.... just like last year... and the year before... and the year before...
19. Reno city council strictly relegates Sam Dehne to the new "Sam Dehne time limit of 3 minutes of Public Comment" rule. But they let every other speaker exceed this limit with no regard for fairness. Why?
18. City hall has decided to take $1,000s of dollars from the "Public (General) Fund" to pay for more downtown lighting. Wouldn't you like your taxes to pay for more lights in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? This latest rouse coincides (again) with their beloved taxpayer-funded Mayors Conference...
17. Reno city hall Political Prisoner, Norris Bacho, is in jail because of a witch hunt perpetrated by his political enemies in upper level management at city hall... as well as a vengeful jilted former female admirer... Free him now!
16. This latest fighter jet crash is more proof that more training should be done in the sophisticated jet simulators that the military has. It is far more cost effective, just as productive, and obviously safer.
15. Analogies from the Reno campaign trail: Reminds one of the scene where this missionary had set up a leper colony, got zillions of lepers there. Plague struck - colony littered with dead & dying lepers. Missionary takes his son up on the hill overlooking the colony, puts his arm on the boy's shoulders, and says, "Someday, my son, this will all be yours.... "
14. All citizens should object to Reno city hall disregard of public trust and waste of resources... sniffing through Norris's Bacho-shorts on a witch hunt... while all around them true corruption permeates.

14a. Internet investigation reveals that the migraine pain medication, Stadol, is one of the most insidiously addictive drugs there is. The manufacturer knows this and there are hundreds of lawsuits pending. So even if Bacho is using the drug too much, HE IS THE VICTIM AND NOT THE CRIMINAL... and should be treated accordingly.
13. The question begs asking: If the Reno Gazette thinks that a man who attended a single Reno city council budget session for about 1/2 hour, deserves a "citizens badge of honor", what does Sam Dehne deserve for attending virtually all of EVERY city council meeting for 3 straight years?!?
12. Note: Reno City hall is hiring outside attorney(s), at huge additional taxpayer expense, to defend themselves against damning charges brought against this regime by Norris Bacho.
Note: This scheme (item 9B of 26 May city council Agenda ) was never discussed at city council. If no council member objects to it or asks that it be discussed specifically, it will be passed, en masses, with the rest of the "Consent Agenda".
Note: This is another, in a long list of atrocities perpetrated by this (badly in need of overhaul) city hall.
Note: There are already over 18 attorneys ("counsels") on the city hall staff!!!
Note: No wonder property taxes continue to escalate out of control at over 18% per year!!!
Note: Mr Bacho was fired summarily... and wrongly... without a hearing... and without viable evidence.
Note: City hall wants the taxpayers to once again pay for its terrible blunders.
Note: It should be perfectly clear that city hall would adhere to the laws of the city much better... if they, themselves, had to pay for the consequences of their blatant follies.
11. CITIZENS BEWARE! The current mayor's son says... "This will be an easy campaign to run.". Of course; because the mayor has been able to funnel huge sums of public $$$$money to: his former and current campaign advisors.. including Parmer Asso, American Strategy, his son, his campaign fund-raiser Rose... and many others too numerous to track down. This means that Reno citizens will be paying for his signs and billboards, his TV ads, his radio propaganda... and other schemes he has planned.
10. One of the worst sham-scams in Reno are these ubiquitous "citizens' committees". They are 99% the same old "usual suspects"... mainly special interest surrogates. They really should be called "elitists' committees".

9. Once again the current mayor has ignored the dictates of the city laws. He refused to "disclose" that the casino asking his approval for a large "temporary building" in downtown Reno... has given a huge campaign donation to his bloated coffers.
8. The recent retirement of one of the Reno Airport's good people... without a golden parachute... highlights the ludicracy of the $475,000 of public funds being given to the departing Director and his assistant. How, by any standard of decency, can such a huge payoff be justified? Is this hush money?
7. Reno city council GUARANTEED that NO more public funds would be used for their beloved Mayors Conference. Well, they prevaricated. $550,000 of your taxes have been diverted from the Public Funds (Funds meant to be used by and/or for Reno citizens)... to spruce up downtown to impress the mayors.
7a. Niceties for the dignitaries (police protection, travel, private parties, wine & caviar, etc) were supposed to be paid for ENTIRELY with donations. That is what the mayor clandestinely and unilaterally hired his campaign crony, Parmer for... to raise donations. That is why she is receiving a plush percentage $$$cut.
7b. And it begs the question: Will she (and the mayor, indirectly) benefit from the $550,000 taken from the public coffers... will she also consider that a part of raised "donations"?
6. The Reno Airport is in the process of hiring a huge international development company... to continue with its plot to wreak noise, danger and blight upon Reno. Logic and good judgment demands that there be an Environmental Impact Statement Study before these pawns of the special interests are allowed to proceed any further against Reno citizens.
5. The proliferation of people running for mayor in Reno is astounding. How many would have had the fortitude to do it if Sam Dehne hadn't led the way... by pointing out the terrible record of the current mayor? Or are some of them merely "shills" for this current mayor... to dilute the vote?
4. What a joke on readers! The Reno Gazette headline reports about the Sparks mayor supposedly using improper techniques to raise (private) funds... for a band... while totaling ignoring the current Reno mayor's funneling of $$$1,000s of public dollars to campaign cronies... his fund-raisers and advisers. What a joke!
4a. The Gazette also has failed to report on the current Reno mayor's plush publicly-funded kickback contract from his crony-subordinates at the Reno Un-Amerikan Airport... What a joke!
3. Traffic has gotten so congested that just about every intersection crossing needs a stop sign or stop light... cars backed up everywhere.
2. Why in the world is the Reno Gazette reporting on where/how councilpeople live... when all around city hall there are stories of incompetence and corruption that are being ignored? It's pure flapdoodle... that's what it is...
2a. The same day of these reports, the mayor refused to disclose (as per dictates of the city charter... and general rules of honorable government) that he was voting to give a plush contract to his campaign fund raiser. In effect he is funding his own mayoral campaign with citizens' money... and this fund-raising friend has already donated over $1,000 to that campaign! Not a peep in the paper about that. Nope...
1. The horrible condition of Neil Road is a disgrace to the citizens of Reno. When is something going to be done to fix Reno's worst street?
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