The meeting, and the document which will be discussed there, had its genesis in an April 2 commission vote. The planning commission voted 4-2 to not approve the Lazy 8’s sought-after land use change, which would have paved the way for a casino on the Pyramid Highway.
Now the commission is being asked by the Sparks City Council to prepare and approve a report on its reasoning for the denial. If the commission did not choose to prepare a report, the Lazy 8 land change would have been automatically approved per city law.
The report is a compiled combination of all six commission members who voted on April 2. Commissioner Jackie Peterson was absent for the Lazy 8 vote and said that she would not be contributing to the report.
The report was compiled by assistant city attorney Doug Thornley.
Discussion of the report is the only item on the agenda for tonight’s meeting. While the agenda does allow for public comment, the commission report is agendized as an informational item.
After its ratification, the report will be forwarded to the Sparks City Council for its consideration.
If the council approves the Lazy 8 land use change, the project will go to the Regional Planning Commission for its final approval.