City of Reno charitable license plate now available

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The new City of Reno charitable license plate, which provides dedicated funding for Parks and Recreation, is now available through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

The Reno City Council unanimously approved the Specialty License Plate Design in 2015. The city has to have at least 1,000 registrations for the plate in 2016, the minimum number required for a specialty plate.

“This is a visible and active way to support something we know is important to our quality of life: our parks,” At-Large Reno City Councilmember David Bobzien says. “The power of these plates is the funding source they provide. Our thanks to Nevada DMV and the State Commission on Special License Plates for their assistance in helping to make this happen.”

During the 2007 Legislative Session, the City of Reno received legislative support through Assembly Bill No. 297, sponsored by then-Assemblyman Bobzien, to request a specialty license plate for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation, facilities, and programs in the City of Reno.

Assuming a minimum of 1,000 registrations for the first year, the City of Reno would earn $25,000 in year one and a minimum of $20,000 each year upon renewal of the 1,000 plates. The city hopes to have 10,000 plates in the near future, which will bring in more money in support of Parks and Recreation.

To order a plate, or for more information, visit Reno.gov/ParksandRec