Councilwoman sees bright future for city, Girl Scouts
By Farah Vitale Special to the Tribune Julia Ratti, who was elected a Sparks City Councilwoman in 2008, said she wasn’t always interested in a political career and that she spent most of her life working in the non-profit sector. Ratti owned her own businesses for 10 years, doing consulting and contracting work for non-profits. She began her non-profit work after graduating from college. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a...
Budget, property tax approved by council
The Sparks City Council approved a tentative budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during its Monday afternoon meeting, summing up recommendations made to City Manager Steve Driscoll and Financial Services Director Jeff Cronk in a February budget workshop. The tentative budget will be up for public hearing on May 20 where it could receive its final approval. The budget must be approved by June 1 in accordance with state law. The council also appr...
RTC progressing on local projects
Summer is quickly approaching and as most Nevadans know that means orange cones will be out in full force and electronic reader boards will become eye candy for motorists. Road improvements and construction of new roadways are already in the works throughout the region and Sparks is affected by a few major projects being conducted by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC). Many large projects are in design phases, seeking community input...