Lyon County makes second bid to honor Trump

Lyon County

Lyon County

The Lyon County Commission on Thursday will consider naming the Justice Complex in Yerington the Donald J. Trump Justice Complex.
The item follows the commission’s 3-2 vote on July 15 against renaming Old Dayton Valley Road to Pres. Trump Way after community members provided public comment largely against the recommendation raised by Commissioner Ken Gray.
Commissioner Vida Keller and Gray, the board members in favor of the motion, said after the vote, former President Donald Trump should be honored for his contributions, which include the COVID-19 vaccination before he had left.
Commissioners Wes Henderson, Robert Jacobson and Dave Hockaday of districts 1, 4 and 5 respectively, rejected the proposal after hearing from the public, worried about the political division it was creating.
Gray had told the Appeal he wanted to pursue the road’s renaming next through a ballot question during the next election.
Also on the agenda for Thursday, the commission will consider a planning and design process for a Dayton government center in the Mira Vida area of the Lakes at Dayton Valley planned unit development. The county owns three parcels nearly 103 acres in size north of the road and south of Carson River. Mira Vida would be a “private, age-restricted community,” according to staff reports, for homebuyers at least 55 on 1,200- to 2,200-square-foot lots. However, to develop any use on county-owned parcels on the detached single-family dwelling units other than age-restricted residential use, the county must amend the development to a public facility zoning.
Lyon County staff members who have reached service milestones also will be honored Thursday.
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The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Thursday in the county’s administrative complex, 27 S. Main St. in Yerington, and will be available on Zoom.


Joe 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Hard to believe we're living in an era where half of this country is so emotionally unstable, you have to worry about naming a building after the President of the United States. Thanks liberals, you've really done a number on the past couple of generations.

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