Reno Still Studying ‘Dry Camping’ Issue
The Reno, Nev., city council failed last week to decide whether to change an ordinance allowing motorhomes to camp overnight in hotel-casino parking lots.
Mayor Bob Cashell favors allowing them on casino lots, because they are self-contained and no longer the public health hazard they once were, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. Abuses could be regulated through a special-use permit.
Councilman Dave Aiazzi said he’s not sure that’s fair. Under special-use permits, he said other businesses such as Wal-Mart are prohibited from having RVs remain in their parking lots.
The planning staff will research how other cities with hotel-casinos deal with the issue.
In an e-mail campaign in September, RV users threatened to boycott Reno if they cannot park overnight at casinos. Atlantis and Peppermill casinos have put stickers on RVs in their lots to notify the owners they shouldn’t be there.