A host of mayoral hopefuls came out to the downtown Reno library last night to discuss their candidacy and big issues facing Reno.
In attendance were Reno City Council member Jenny Brekhus, William Mantle, Jesse Razo, Joaquin Roces, Judi Rought and Tabitha Schneider.
The forum was set up for candidates to focus on their platforms – and themselves.
But Brekhus early on blasted incumbent Mayor Hillary Schieve for what she said was chronically approving policies that favor her close friend and developer lobbyist Jessica Sferrazza as well as questionable ethics.
She said a vote for Schieve would be a vote for mediocre policies that favor developers over citizens.
“We are all up here to make the case why the incumbent should not be rehired,” she said. “She was admonished by the [Nevada] Ethics Commission this year for using city resources for personal business. That is not good.”
A copy of the ethics document shows Schieve in January was told, “in lieu of an investigation,” to “properly separate her private interests from public duties, especially on matters regarding utilizing City of Reno resources such as City staff for personal matters.”