City of Reno

Staff Report

Staff Report (For Possible Action): City Council annual election of Vice Mayor from the following list of Council Members, listed in alphabetical order: David Bobzien, Jenny Brekhus, Oscar Delgado, Naomi Duerr, Neoma Jardon, or Paul McKenzie.


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Recommendation and Proposed Motion

Recommendation:  Pursuant to the Reno City Charter, staff recommends that the Council elect a Vice Mayor to serve for a one-year period from the following list of Council Members:  David Bobzien, Jenny Brekhus, Oscar Delgado, Naomi Duerr, Neoma Jardon, or Paul McKenzie.


Proposed Motion:  I move to elect _______ as Vice Mayor.

Staff Report Formal Body

Summary:  Pursuant to Section 3.010 (2) of the Reno City Charter, “At the first regular City Council meeting in November of each year or whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of Vice Mayor, the City Council shall elect one of the Council Members to be Vice Mayor.  That person:  (a) Holds that office and title, without additional compensation, for a term of one year or until removed after a hearing for cause by a vote of six-sevenths of the City Council or the office otherwise becomes vacant.  (b) Shall perform the duties of Mayor during the absence of the Mayor.  (c) Shall act as Mayor if the office of Mayor becomes vacant until the vacancy is filled pursuant to Section 1.070 of this Charter.”


Financial Implications:  None at this time.


Legal Implications:  Nevada Open Meeting Law requirements apply to any appointments made by the Council.

Meeting History

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 PM Video Reno City Council Regular

Council Member Brekhus said that four of the Council Members have not served as Vice Mayor, and stated that she would not support the motion to reappoint Council Member Jardon as Vice Mayor.

Council Member Jardon was reappointed as Vice Mayor.

MOVER:Hillary Schieve, Mayor
SECONDER:David Bobzien, Councilmember
AYES:Hillary Schieve, Naomi Duerr, Oscar Delgado, Paul McKenzie, Neoma Jardon, David Bobzien
NAYS:Jenny Brekhus