New Consolidated FAQ
Freshly updated, edited and reorganized below. We're getting close so get excited!
Who We Are
Q: Who is behind this effort to incorporate into the City of Incline Village?
A: Many residents in Incline Village and Crystal Bay have been considering better options for local control for years. Now with local problems mounting, many of those residents have come together. The Village League to Save Incline Assets (“The Village League”) has stepped up to help as a proven and non-partisan source of leadership, just as they did with their 17 year fight for $100 million in property tax refunds here. Our hope is to build universal support, so we invite you to get behind the effort too!
Q: Who are the voting members of The Village League?
A: The Village League is a charitable 501c3 non-profit organization. You can learn more about its board and history here. The Village League board unanimously decided to support this effort as it falls squarely within the mission of protecting our assets and correcting situations that are or could become detrimental to Incline Village and Crystal Bay.
Q: Who will be doing the work?
A: So far, a small group of local residents, guided by a number of specialized attorneys and expert advisors, have been doing most of the work, but we have much more to do as we move forward into the outreach and petition stage. If you are "inclined" to help in any way, please reach out and let us know.
Historical Efforts and Our Motivation
Q: Please summarize the 2 previous attempts of the creation of the city of Incline Village and the issues that defeated the previous plans. These initiatives began as early as 1980. Then complete this review with what distinguishes the new plan and how it will find success.
A: The most recent attempt in 2012 was a proposal to give IVGID more responsibilities by expanding it into an unincorporated town. That non-binding proposal failed at the ballot because registered voters in Incline Village and Crystal Bay did not like the idea of taking responsibilities from the county and giving them to IVGID and possibly making things worse.
The attempt before that was a plan to get the state legislature to create a county here. That failed because the legislature just didn’t want to do it.
Unlike the previous initiatives, the current plan was created after an analysis of all possible alternatives and with the goal of creating the best local government in the US. This led to the initiative to create a City of Incline Village that registered voters in Incline Village and Crystal Bay can approve ourselves without any legislative action – so we can create a great government of our own here designed to solve problems rather than create them.
Q: Wasn’t there an effort for IV to become a city many years back? Why didn’t it happen then? Not effective? Not serious? Too many obstacles? Cost prohibitive for residents? Or was this just a rumor and nothing more?
A: There have been several previous initiatives but none actually tried to create a city. They have tried to create a new county, but without enough support in the legislature. Another tried to create a new school district but it was vetoed by the governor at the time. Another tried to expand IVGID responsibilities, but that did not have community support and was voted down.
This effort is different. It is 100% community focused and community led with the goal of solving local problems and serving the whole community better. Without politics or special interest agendas in the way we can just focus on creating a great local government – the best in the country – one that is more efficient and effective, plus more responsive and responsible to our whole community.
Q: Why should we consider creating our own city?
A: Our reliance on the Washoe County government to provide services and manage our community’s precious assets puts our fate in the hands of those who don’t live here. As a city we would have local control of things like zoning, land use, development and other public services.
What we hear from Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents is that the number of local problems is growing faster than the number of solutions. On issues ranging from housing and short term rentals, transportation and parking, land use and zoning, to our policing, to even keeping our court and constable here, it’s become clear that Washoe County and other agencies aren’t focused on serving the needs of our community. In many cases, they are actively ignoring us and acting against our needs. Longer term residents also point out that the quality, convenience, and staffing of existing County services have seriously declined over the years.
Consider this: Incline Village residents pay 9.5% of all property tax in Washoe County, but have only 5.1% of all parcels, 2.7% of all registered votes, and 2.0% of the total population. And yet our population already makes us larger than a third of Nevada’s 17 counties.
Q: Why are we being ignored?
A: Our corner of Washoe County is very small, and also geographically and economically different from the rest of Washoe County. There are many situations where Washoe County is legally required to apply uniform rules that can’t be tailored to our different needs. Plus we aren't big enough to get customized attention for unique issues like snow plowing, tourism, or planning.
Q: What are examples of Incline issues have been ignored, and how would incorporating benefit/solve them?
A: We’ve heard people mention lots of thing to be done differently or better, in no particular order:
– Broader range of housing options better matched to range of incomes
– Address traffic jams in and out of town
– More safe/legal parking and less unsafe/illegal parking
– Short term rental oversight that prevents nuisances and bureaucratic burdens
– Bring back or keep services in town (building office, police, court, etc.)
– Better snowplowing of streets and faster snowplowing of sidewalks
– Faster and more convenient building permits and inspections
– Better communications
– More community spirit and events
– Better planning (additional sidewalks and possible town center amenities)
– Better management of economic development and redevelopment
– Better policing priorities and investigations
– Better pedestrian options and safety
While prioritizing specific problems and setting particular service levels will be up to the community once the new city is incorporated, everything on this list can be improved with a new city. Have your own wish list? Let us know here.
Q: Is there any way to not only incorporate as a city but also a new county?
A: In choosing to go forward with a new city government initiative, the Village League carefully considered all the options to make our community better including:
– a fuller service GID
– an unincorporated town
– a city
– a county
While a county would provide the most autonomy, it’s an option out of our control. We would need the state legislature to create it, which they may or may not want to do. It turns out that creating a general law city is something that we have full control over ourselves without needing any county or state approvals. If we vote for a city, we get it. And for the services we take over it gives the same ability to address local problems. But becoming a city doesn't prevent us from becoming (or joining) a county later either.
Q: Does Mr. Duffield support the City of Incline effort?
A: We reached out to him for comment, to which he said: “Sounds like an idea worth considering. If the community wants this, I’m fully supportive.”
Q: What happened in Fernley when they incorporated and then failed to get a share of consolidated taxes?
A: When the City of Fernley incorporated, they did not take over enough of the services required under NRS 360.740 to make them eligible for a direct share of those taxes. With their experience in mind, we are proposing to take over sufficient services (Policing, Roads, and the Parks/Recreation responsibility of Washoe County) in a way that clearly meets those qualifications.
City General Information
Q: What will the city boundaries be?
A: The proposed city boundaries are similar to the current jurisdiction of the Incline Justice Court, minus a few parcels to allow for continued operation of the Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD).
Q: What would the city be called?
A: The legal name of the city government would be "The City of Incline Village" based on about 97% of people in the Incline Village-Crystal Bay area having an "Incline Village" address.
Q: What would the City of Incline Village do?
A: The City of Incline Village would take over responsibility for specific government services here that Washoe County currently delivers today. These would include things like snow plowing, law enforcement, the justice court and constable, planning/zoning, building permits and other administrative services. Most of these were once offered in physical offices up here by Washoe County but have been moved down the hill or are in the process of being taken away.
Q: Wouldn’t a new city just double our overhead and create duplicated services along with ambiguity and redundancies?
A: No. We often think of city governments as having a large and open-ended set of services and activities, but that is not the kind of city that we need to create here. The new city just takes over a very specific and manageable set of services from Washoe County that will let us address and solve our local problems locally. There will be clear responsibilities and no redundancy in local services.
As residents we will still have the same set of public services as before, but instead of assigning them all to the county for management, some will be assigned to the city for better local control. Then each organization can be scaled appropriately to provide their services to Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents.
Q: How much actual autonomy will the City of Incline Village have?
A: The City of Incline Village will have autonomy over the services it takes over from Washoe County, but will remain subject to state law and certain TRPA constraints.
Q: What are the advantages of making Incline a city? What is the biggest benefit to year-round residents?
A: The big advantage is that our community assumes control over public services, their quality, and the ability to address our local public problems with local knowledge and accountability. Instead of being 10% of one county official’s voting district, we become 100% of our city officials’ constituents. So we get self-government that does things “for us” instead of “to us”.
The biggest benefits to year-round residents are expected to be continuous service improvements and responsiveness on issues like parking, traffic, snow plowing, rental nuisances, and so on.
City Operations and Services
Q: Establishing and operating a city/local government will require additional funding beyond what Washoe County would provide. How will we pay for the additional positions, Mayor/Staff, and facilities, e.g. City Hall?
A: It’s not clear that operating a city government will require additional funding and it’s possible that it will require less funding.
By law a new city is not allowed to increase overall taxes when it is created. Also by law, Washoe County is required to transfer all the costs of providing these services to us, which includes all the “indirect” costs such as administration and facilities costs.
Q: Will the new city fund a municipal police force? Will the new city have a mayor and staff to fund? Will additional taxes be imposed to cover these potential new ongoing costs?
A: Yes. The new city will take over the responsibility and funding for policing from Washoe County.
The new city will also have elected and appointed officials, including a Mayor and all the staff needed to efficiently provide all the services.
The funds transferred from Washoe County will be sufficient to cover the ongoing costs of providing these services. See the FINANCES AND TAXES section for more information
Q: How would snow removal be paid for? Does not the entire county pay for it?
A: Right now our snow removal does come from the county budget, with a higher cost for our area than other areas, of course. When the new city takes over snow removal those county funds that cover the costs of that service are transferred to the new city. This is the same for other services that the city takes over. When the county is no longer providing a service to us, the funds used to providing that service in that area are transferred to the city.
Q: Will the new city push to approve zone changes to block investors like PACASO from forever changing the neighborhoods of Incline Village?
A: The new city can’t have an agenda other than providing better services with better value and solving public problems for our whole community. But it will have new abilities to address problems and opportunities with zoning/planning and new ordinances that we don’t have now. So we would expect the city government to address whatever public problems arise from whatever source.
Q: Should the City of Incline Village become a reality what would the plan be for library services?
A: Unlike other services, we haven't heard complaints about the library services. While our library could be improved, the service doesn’t seem to be bad or getting worse, other than shorter hours. So it falls somewhere between definitely take it over and definitely leave it alone. The current thinking is that Library Services would stay with the county at incorporation and until such time (if any) that it makes sense to have the city take it over.
Q: If we successfully incorporate into a city governmental entity, would the US Postal Service still consider us a Rural Post Office? Would we be able to receive improved USPS service?
A: Becoming a city will not change Post Office service (or the population density), since it is a federal government service. But we would expect the city government to be a more effective voice for our local needs with the US Postal Service.
Q: One of our issues is that the "Main Street" of Incline Village is SR28, a state highway under the jurisdiction of NDOT and the NHP. NDOT's strategy seems to be to move as many vehicles as possible as quickly as possible without regard to pedestrians or cyclists or local citizens. They do not even properly maintain our crosswalks (see the first frame of your video as an example). And the NHP does not enforce speed limits or safety. How will the City of Incline Village manage this situation? Washoe County does not seem to have any influence at all. Is there any way that the City of Incline Village can take over responsibility for our "Main Street"?
A: NDOT will continue to have jurisdiction over state highways through Incline Village (State Routes 28 and 431). A city government would have responsibility for all the other streets and sidewalks in town so it would be in a much better position to make improvements and to influence and contract with other agencies like NDOT to make things better here.
Q: How will the new city affect schools here?
A: Washoe County School District is a totally separate organization from Washoe County but we would expect a new city here to give us much more leverage to help improve schools and the management of those schools. It could be a step on the way to our own school district with legislative help. But there are also now some schools in Nevada that are operated directly at the city level – so local control of schools would become an option under our control, without any legislative action needed.
Q: Will the city be instituting the neighborhood CCRs that exist for all subdivision? In them, it restricts additional dwelling units (ADUs) among other things.
A: CCRs (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) are private contractual rules determined by the owners in any particular private HOA (Homeowners Association). So a city government doesn’t (and can't) institute those. But a unified neighborhood could potentially work with a city to make changes they want for their particular neighborhood.
Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID)
Q: Would making Incline Village a city do away with IVGID?
A: No. The proposed city boundaries are designed so that IVGID will continue to exist after incorporation, along with the fire district (NLTFPD). IVGID will continue to operate and provide water, sewer, trash, and recreation services alongside the other different services the city would provide.
Q: What happens to IVGID projects that are underway or under construction when the City of Incline becomes incorporated? What happens to IVGID assets following incorporation?
A: The incorporation of the City of Incline Village does not impact IVGID projects or assets. IVGID remains a separately operating entity, just like the NLTFPD fire district.
Q: What would happen to our amenities, like the private beaches? Would becoming a city mean that the beaches would become public?
A: IVGID’s recreational facilities like the golf course, recreation center and beaches would continue to operate as today under IVGID management. So the beaches would stay private, which is critically important to the community.
Q: I don't understand why we would need/want IVGID to continue in existence. The City model being proposed should be able to provide a much higher level of service than is currently provided by IVGID. Why isn’t IVGID being dissolved?
A: There are several reasons that IVGID needs to continue to operate when a new city is incorporated. First and foremost is to continue to protect the beach deed as it is now. Second is because of concerns about how overall recreation funding and operations might be affected if a recreation fee might no longer be charged. Third is that even if it made sense for the city to take over IVGID operations right away, it would still take time to build up the high-performance city government organization and culture with the capability to absorb and train IVGID employees.
So the bottom line is that the simplest and cleanest path to solving our problems with Washoe County services and not creating new ones has IVGID continuing to operate and deliver the services it does today.
Q: if you keep IVGID, do we have to keep the trustee format? Or just the organization?
A: IVGID as an independent special district it retains the five elected Trustees and the IVGID organization and services continue to operate under their supervision.
Q: If the IVGID board is a reflection of the community, and I believe it is VERY dysfunctional, what makes you think we could govern ourselves with a city in addition to the GID?
A: The new city will be designed to operate with professionally certified city management with extensive training for elected officials and staff, plus strict standard operating procedures for decision making that solely serves the public.
In addition, the ability for residents to control, monitor and hold the government accountable will be designed to be state-of-the-art. With these types of processes in place, the new city government can be expected to do a great job serving the whole community regardless of who is in specific roles at any time.
Q: Are you going to protect the Beach Deed that keeps the beaches private to parcel owners here? And if so, how?
A: Yes, protecting and maintaining the Beach Deed is non-negotiable in planning for a new city here and the Village League has spent a large amount of time and money to have top attorneys make sure we protect that. We have confirmed that we can include the beach parcels within the city, but to be as safe as possible, the City of Incline Village is not proposing to touch any aspect of managing the beaches or beach services. That responsibility will remain with IVGID as it is now.
Tahoe Regional Planning Authority (TRPA) and Tahoe Transportation District (TTD)
Q: Would the new city have its own representatives on the TRPA and TTD boards? (Please confirm with the agencies.)
A: The TRPA and TTD boards were established with representation from Washoe County because of their local jurisdiction over our unincorporated area within the Lake Tahoe basin. With a city government in place we would expect a city representative to take over that spot since Washoe County would no longer be managing our area within the basin.
Q: TRPA and TTD have developed the 7-7-7 funding plan, part of which requires entities in the basin (Washoe County, City of South Lake Tahoe, etc.) to commit to annual funding amounts. I don't know the amount expected but it should be added to the list of city expenses.
A: Along with the expectation that a City of Incline Village representative would take over board positions at TRPA and TTD, we would expect to take over the associated responsibility for funding, with funds transferred from Washoe County.
Residents: Crystal Bay and Part-Time
Q: If I live in Crystal Bay, does that mean I still get to say I live in Crystal Bay?
A: Yes, your mailing address "Crystal Bay" and zip code "89402" won't change since that's all under federal government control. Your local government would be The City of "Incline Village" just as your trash and water services are handled by the "Incline Village" General Improvement District.
Q: If the new city is Incline Village + Crystal Bay, will the residents of Crystal Bay be given IVGID cards so they can access beaches, rec center, etc.?
A: No. Since IVGID will remain in charge of managing the beaches subject to the beach deed restrictions there would be no change to beach access. Crystal Bay residents already have recreation privileges for facilities other than the beaches.
Q: How will the incorporation of Incline Village affect California residents who own a property (condo, house, etc.) in Incline Village?
A: Creating a city of Incline Village won’t have any effect on California or Nevada residents or their residency. The city government will be incorporated under Nevada law and stay part of Nevada (and within Washoe County).
Finances and Taxes
Q: What county-owned facilities need to be paid for, how much, and where does the money come from?
A: According to NRS 266.044, when a city is launched the city and county governments must “equitably apportion those fixed assets of the county which are located within the boundaries of the incorporated city.” Also, “The governing bodies shall consider the location, use and types of assets in determining an equitable apportionment between the county and the incorporated city.” While that means negotiation will be involved, we would expect the city to take over the facilities for providing services locally that the county used, since they’ve already been allocated and paid for that use.
Q: Since there is little new development in Incline Village to add new properties to the tax rolls at current market value, how does a new city adequately fund its operations while adhering to the 3% tax cap applicable to primary residences?
A: Right now with the cap in place, the taxpayers in Incline Village and Crystal Bay are currently paying 9.5% of all property tax in Washoe County, while only having 5.1% of all parcels. This means our community already has a much higher average assessed value than other regions. There are a significant percentage of properties that are not primary residences and not subject to that cap, were it to become a constraint and there are some significant new developments in the pipeline here too (Waldorf Astoria and luxury condos, etc). Also, with an efficiently run government, budgets don’t need to rise with assessment values - as assessment values go up, tax rates per parcel can actually go down.
Q: Over time, wouldn't the cost of services increase faster than the maximum real estate tax revenues resulting in accumulating revenue shortfalls like Reno/Sparks/Washoe County currently face, forcing them to reduce costs and services? How does incorporating as a city solve this problem, other than giving us autonomy to allocate limited and inadequate funds as we see fit? Might we be exchanging one problem for another one?
A: Our problem here is not revenues collected – it’s the amount and quality of services provided locally, which we can definitely improve. Also, property tax is less than half of Washoe County revenues and their budget actually increased about 20% from 2022 to 2023, so the issue may not be as advertised. In general, governments should always seek to reduce the costs of providing all their services, but they should also provide the level and quality of services that residents want.
Q: How would a new city affect our property taxes?
A: Property taxes are allowed to stay the same (or decrease), but not increase in the year that the City of Incline Village takes over services. Under Nevada law (NRS 354.5987), when a new government takes over an existing service, the tax revenues transfer over from the previous local government so that "the total revenue allowed to all local governments for performance of substantially the same function in substantially the same geographical area must not be increased."
The property taxes that we pay for local services will stop going to Washoe County and be sent to the City of Incline Village instead. In future years, local property taxes could go up or down depending on the level of service the community wants and the costs to efficiently provide those desired service levels.
Q: What are the projected property tax costs to support a new city of Incline Village? Will it be the same, more or less?
A: In the first year the overall property tax rates will be the same or less (by law). After that we would expect residents here to adjust the tax rate downward or upward depending on the level of services they desire and the costs to efficiently provide that level of service.
Q: What portion of the property taxes paid to Washoe County by Incline Village/Crystal Bay property owners would be transferred to the City of Incline Village?
A: Property taxes would be transferred to the City of Incline Village from Washoe County in an amount that covers the cost of providing the services that we take over from the Washoe County. The budget numbers in the petition will reflect our work with the County and local government finance experts to ensure that the proper amount of taxes are transferred.
Q: What is the amount of taxes Incline Village and Crystal Bay send to Washoe County in property taxes, and the estimated dollar amount of services Incline Village and Crystal Bay receives back from Washoe County?
A: In FY 2022 the property owners in Incline Village and Crystal Bay paid $23,259,512 in property taxes out of $245,096,809 for the entire county, or 9.5% of the total. But property taxes are only 51% of all county revenues, with consolidated taxes (sales, etc.) making up another 33%. So if the county was spending on our services in proportion to what they collect from us in property tax, then using their 2023 Budget (https://www.washoecounty.gov/bcc/board_committees/2022/Item-12_FY-2023-Tentative-and-Final-Budget-Presentation-5-17-2022.pdf), 9.5% of the general fund ($510 million) comes to $48 million and 9.5% of their total budget ($1,000 million) comes to $95 million.
We are also 9,391 out 184,808 taxable parcels (5.1%) so even that lower share of their total budget would be $51 million. But using that same 5.1% share of parcels, the county has also provided some budget data and crude estimation to suggest that we are only receiving $24.4 million of services.
Q: Beside property taxes, Washoe County also collects sales tax, gas tax, and short-term occupancy tax from Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents. Would those funds stay with the newly formed city or still go to Washoe County? Also, traffic fines - stay with the city or go to the county?
A: Most of those non-property taxes (sales, etc.) are currently collected and pooled by the state into “consolidated tax revenue” (“c-tax”) and then distributed to eligible local governments according to a formula. So they wouldn’t technically “stay” with the newly formed city but the city is being designed to be eligible to receive them. Traffic fines would stay here with our local court already having jurisdiction to adjudicate those local violations.
Q: How much of the transient occupancy does Washoe County collect from Incline Village and Crystal Bay, and how little of it stays in Incline Village and Crystal Bay?
A: The transient occupancy tax goes to the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) and our “North Lake Tahoe” region is about 9% of the total tax base. When that money is used and allocated by RSCVA a small amount goes to Washoe County and an even smaller amount (believed to be on the order of $100,000 or so) comes back to Incline Village and Crystal Bay directly for the visitor center. So it is not a major source of funding for our area.
Process and Next Steps
Q: What are the next steps in the process to incorporate?
A: The next step is the filing of a formal petition to hold put it on the ballot and to hold a vote on incorporating a new city. We are already working on that petition. Once the petition is filed with the state, we will have 90 days to collect valid signatures from one-third of the voters registered to vote in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, or just under 3,000 voters. Hopefully you'll be one of them!
Then, the County will go through a review process and schedule an election (see below).
It’s important to note that signing the petition does NOT automatically and immediately create the City of Incline Village. The petition is just for the County to put the City of Incline Village initative on the ballot for the voters registered in Incline Village and Crystal Bay to vote on.
Q: When will the petition come out? How can I sign it?
A: Right now we are projecting that the petition will be launched in July 2023. We expect to have multiple signature collectors at convenient places around Incline Village and Crystal Bay where people already go. This will include the Incline Village Post Office and Raley’s as well as events attended by large groups of people. If you have suggestions to make it easy to sign, please let us know! Contact us here.
Q: I’m a primary resident and registered to vote in Incline Village. I will be traveling this summer. Is there any way to sign the petition even though I will not be in Incline when the petition is available for signatures?
A: For registered voters who will not be in the area during the 90 days that the petition is available to sign locally (currently planned to launch in July 2023) there will be an option to have a petition copy mailed and signed in the presence of a petition gatherer by remote video meeting. Then the signed petition just needs to be mailed back to us to be counted. Contact us for assistance.
Q: Can you use Docusign or something like it to email the petition to all residents using IVCB's email list?
A: No, since the petition must be signed in person in ink and “in the presence of” a petition collector. But a paper version could be mailed to registered voters who are not available locally in person and signed during a virtual meeting using video cameras during which the voter can be witnessed personally signing the petition, and questions can be asked and answered.
Q: What happens after the required number of signatures is collected?
A: Washoe County will review the petition and signatures for validity. After validation, the County and some State agencies are required to generate certain reports on financial viability. Then the County will hold one or more public hearings before issuing a formal recommendation on the incorporation proposal. Regardless of their recommendation, the County is then required to schedule an election where the voters of Incline Village and Crystal Bay will decide whether they wish to incorporate a city or not.
Q: Will this become a ballot item? Who approves the city incorporation?
A: For this to go on a ballot, first we have to have the successful petition to put it on the ballot. Then once it is on the ballot, a majority of the voters registered in Incline Village and Crystal Bay must vote to approve it. You can view the process and all the other details of being a city in NRS Chapter 266 “GENERAL LAW FOR INCORPORATION OF CITIES AND TOWNS".
Q: What happens if we vote during the election to incorporate?
A: If the voters registered to vote in Incline Village and Crystal Bay vote to incorporate, then the County schedules a vote for the new city council members and sets a date for the city to officially incorporate as a city which would be July 1 in a future year..
Q: Who specifically would be eligible to vote on this issue? I’m curious how a city could represent its population when a majority of homeowners may not be registered voters in Incline Village and Crystal Bay. Has some form of a master HOA been considered in conjunction with this movement?
A: Voters registered to vote in Incline Village and Crystal Bay are the only individuals eligible to sign the petition and vote on becoming a new city.
But the city of Incline Village and its officials will have a legal fiduciary duty to everyone here: the taxpayers, property owners, residents, businesses, etc., no matter whether they are eligible to vote or not. All city decisions will have to pass through standard decision making processes that ensure that the city is acting for the benefit of all represented constituents at all times. A master HOA would require unanimous contractual consent (instead of majority vote) which makes it unworkable in this situation.
Q: What about non-resident property owners? Do we have any role in the process?
A: Not officially, since petition signatures and voting are restricted by law to voters registered to vote in Incline Village and Crystal Bay. But all property owners will benefit from having better government services here of course, so we welcome your assistance in spreading the word and helping out in any other ways you can.
Q: Is it true that the majority of Washoe county residents need to approve?
A: No, the rest of Washoe County doesn’t vote on a creating new city in Incline Village and Crystal Bay. No voters other than voters registered to vote in Incline Village and Crystal Bay are eligible to vote on this issue. To get approval, we need a majority of the registered voters in Incline Village and Crystal Bay to vote in favor of the City of Incline Village.
Q: How can I help?
A: You can sign up for updates on this website. You can follow us in social media. You can help spread the word around town or invite a speaker to a meeting or neighborhood. You can join your friends and neighbors in publicly expressing your support. You can also volunteer to help with the petition effort. In the future, you will also be able to donate money. It will take a village!