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Old 10-01-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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We are becoming too much a liberal state. The DMV just passed a law that raises the car taxes instead of lowering them. The county is hitting up a lot of roads that are dirt roads with a vengence to get the homesowners stuck with bills, very high bills to pave the roads even though a lot of home owners do not want this. It is turning into Yuppie ville. People who moved to rural areas in the first place to get away, it looks like it has followed them. Water is scarce and yet developers don't care and keep building along with overbuilt HOA's for which get raised a lot every year and horrible rules that is just too much to bear. People are crazy driving here even when it is snowing and black ice on the road. It is possible most are either drunk or on meth. There is a big meth problem out here. The county does whatever the hell it likes in how that bilk you out of money and yet it is up to the homeowners and people that live there to get a lawyer while most do have the money to fight things. The county has no moral conscience they are too worried about getting their raises so if they can't get money from one source they get it from another source, which can put you out on the streets.
If you own a home and you have to replace or fix a well, that is a major major expense.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Macao
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RENO isn't really rural though. It's a quickly growing city with national recognition. I don't think you can expect them to keep all of their roads unpaved.

Best bet for you, is to take a road trip...there are distinct poorer counties which don't maintain their roads very well. You can cross a county line and see a strong difference between counties that maintain well-paved roads and counties that don't. Seek those counties out...
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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No offense, but everything you just said could be said of nearly any city in the U.S.

Don't like it? Do something about it. Organize your friends. Show up at council meetings. Write your city council, congressman, etc. Write into the RGJ or Reno News & Review on topics you feel should be shared w/ the public. Start a blog. Vote. Whatever it takes to keep you from feeling like a helpless victim. Just don't think for one second that these problems are unique to Reno.
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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If you look at government that is not listening to WE THE PEOPLE, well it is like a domino affect. The State, county are not listening either. It is going to take a lot more than that.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Macao
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If you look at government that is not listening to WE THE PEOPLE, well it is like a domino affect. The State, county are not listening either. It is going to take a lot more than that.
I think in a city like Reno - 'the people' are probably asking for paved roads. I would assume.

As far as not paying taxes and such...Nevada has horrible education...and many of the university classes have been cancelled, and many professors lost their jobs. So there is some lack of taxes/money going to things. Education is one of the worst in the nation K-12. So there are a lack of tax dollars which are not going to many things in the state of Nevada.

Sounds like you want much less though.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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Sounds like you would love Gabbs Nevada, check it out.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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How about Mina even finer.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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I think in a city like Reno - 'the people' are probably asking for paved roads. I would assume.

As far as not paying taxes and such...Nevada has horrible education...and many of the university classes have been cancelled, and many professors lost their jobs. So there is some lack of taxes/money going to things. Education is one of the worst in the nation K-12. So there are a lack of tax dollars which are not going to many things in the state of Nevada.

Sounds like you want much less though.

So where has it been shown more money equals better schools?
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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Reno decided to grow and when a city grows the problem grows also and the biggest problems for me is crime, gangs, drugs and illegal aliens.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Central Coast
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I dunno, Mina has a lot of traffic, a lot of them Liberals in their little Volvos running back and forth to Reno and Las Vegas. Gabbs is well off the beaten path. It has a little bar so full of tobacco smoke that you might think you were in the California fog. The poster is likely to find like minded souls in that establishment.
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