Sparks Mayor Sees Better Years Ahead

By: Joe Harrington Email
By: Joe Harrington Email

SPARKS, NV - The mayor of Sparks outlined goals for the city, as he delivered the State of the City address Wednesday.

Martini said Sparks has shed about a third of its workers in roughly five years. But he said the City developed a plan to focus on continuing to provide essential services. The mayor calls the plan more "realistic" in the new economy.

"It's going to be much better than it's been the last three or four years," Martini said.

He said declining property tax revenues continue to affect the City's budget. Martini said improving the Sparks economy would be a high priority.

He also said the City would look into streamlining processes with businesses.

Martini touted the City's roads, solar energy project, and efforts to increase tourism.

He added it's a goal to increase tourists and special events.

Martini also said the City would move forward with a flood control project, whether or not the Corps of Army Engineers provides assistance.

"It's time to actually get something done," Martini said.

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