Permits in Washoe County

We’ve been walking on air since the meeting on June 10 at the Washoe County Commissioners’ chambers. (See “Burning Man Files Suit Against Washoe County, 06.06.03, below.) More than sixty Burners showed up and shared their heartfelt, articulate, passionate, and convincing thoughts for more than two hours on why the Commissioners should reconsider their decision to uphold the appeal that put a halt to our permitting plans for the work ranch. In fact, everyone was so convincing that two of the Commissioners who voted against us at the May 13 meeting, Jim Shaw and Jim Galloway, both accepted our challenge and agreed to come and tour the Ranch .

We’re confident they’ll make an informed decision and agree to support our permits. And, they’ll have that chance on June 24, since the issue has been put back on their meeting agenda for that day. (More to come on meeting details and how you can participate) Our thanks to the more than 250 of you who sent an unprecedented number of letters to the Editors of the Reno Gazette Journal supporting Burning Man’s rights to use our property. No more letters to the editor are needed – they have heard our message loud and clear! Thanks, too, to everyone who showed up at the meeting! Stay tuned for the next installments.

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Reno Gazette Journal
Reno Gazette Journal Editorial
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About the author: Will Chase

Will Chase first attended Burning Man 2001. He volunteered as the Operations Manager for the ARTery (Black Rock City’s art headquarters) and was on the Burning Man Art Council from 2003-2008. He was Web Team Project Manager and Webmaster from 2004-2009, then transitioned to the Communications Department in 2009 to become Minister of Propaganda, working on global communications strategy. He's the editor-in-chief for the Jackrabbit Speaks newsletter and the Voices of Burning Man blog, and content manager for Burning Man’s websites. He also manages the ePlaya BBS and Burning Man’s social networking efforts.

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