Tomorrow is Reno City Council's "Discussion and potential direction to staff regarding initiation of an Ordinance to Restrict Scavenging of Garbage" (This is item L.6 on page ten of tomorrow's Agenda).
This proposed action targets some of the most downtrodden and voiceless individuals of our city--the homeless, the unemployed, the laid-off.
Not to mention, it attacks the activities of Food Not Bombs, hobby curb crawlers, Freegans, trash bin divers, found object artists, dumpster divers, gleaners, recyclers, urban hunter gatherers and anyone who has ever retrieved perfectly good items from the trash, dumpster, curb or dump.
Join a people's protest to Save Reno Dumpster Diving and all the cultural, artistic, and alternative lifestyles associated with it. Tomorrow between 12-noon and 1pm, we will be on the sidewalk in front of the Reno City Hall Building (Facing Virginia St., the official address is 1 E. First Street). Bring your signs and meet us there, we will be providing some "Picket Signs" until they run out.
You can also speak at the Council meeting, whether you are for this ban or not, you have the right to be heard. Fill out a blue "Request to Speak/Public Comment Form" available at City Hall. Give it to the County Clerk and you should be provided the opportunity to make comments (maximum time allotted per individual is three minutes) starting at 12-noon in the Council Chambers on the first floor of the City Hall building.
If anyone has questions or comments, e-mail me at: SaveRenoDumpsterDiving@gmail.com