Join City of Reno and Washoe County for Language Access Plan Listening Session

by | May 16, 2024

                                    

 

 

The City of Reno and Washoe County are developing Language Access Plans (LAP) and want to hear from residents on the language needs of our community.

What languages do residents mostly speak, how is information best communicated, and what other barriers to communication do residents encounter with the city and county? These are questions that residents can help answer at a joint Language Access Plan Listening Session 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., May 22, at the Sierra View Library inside Reno Town Mall located at 4001 South Virgina St., Reno. 

Community members will have the opportunity to talk with staff and review the City of Reno and Washoe County’s draft plans and provide feedback before the plans are finalized. Spanish assistance will be available at this listening session as needed.

This effort is guided by Assembly Bill 266, to improve access to government services, programs, and information for individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).

Residents unable to attend the listening session are encouraged to provide their feedback through online surveys, located on the City of Reno and Washoe County’s websites. Once created, the draft plans will live on the city and county’s websites for ongoing public review and input.

Reno City Council and the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners will vote and potentially adopt their respective plan in June 2024.