• The following publications are available from the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency. They are available to download from our website at no cost, or may be purchased in hard-copy. For publication costs, see the fee schedule.

2012 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan and maps (adopted July 18, 2013)
The Truckee Meadows Regional Plan (Plan) provides a blueprint for development in Washoe County over the next 20 years. The geographic focus of the Plan is on the southern 15% of the County. The Plan addresses the regional form and pattern, management of our natural resources, provision of infrastructure and services, and plan implementation strategies.

2007 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan --Superseded by the 20012 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan

The 2007 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan (Plan) was adopted July 19, 2007.  For current regional plan information see the 2012 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan link above.

2002 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan --Superseded by the 2007 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan

The 2002 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan (Plan) was adopted May 9, 2002. For current regional plan information see the 2012 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan link above.

Regional Planning Governing Board Regulations on Procedures (April 10, 2014)

Bylaws of the Regional Planning Governing Board (April 15, 2010)

Bylaws of the Regional Planning Commission (May 12, 2010)

2012-2032 Washoe County Consensus Forecast (May 2012)

In December 2007, the Regional Planning Governing Board (RPGB) approved a Regional Plan amendment which requires the master plans, facilities plans, and similar planning documents of local governments and affected entities to utilize the Consensus Forecast for determining future regional population. The adopted RPGB Regulations on Procedure, as referenced in the Regional Plan, require Washoe County to prepare the Consensus Forecast every even numbered year. The forecast uses the most recent published data from the State Demographer, Woods & Poole, Global Insight, and Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA). The Consensus Forecast includes both county-wide population data, and data disaggregated to the three local government jurisdictions. Section XII of the RPGB Regulations on Procedure outlines the Consensus Forecast preparation and adoption process, which beginning in 2010 includes a process for comparing the draft Consensus Forecast population with the estimated population that can be supported by the sustainable water resources identified in the Regional Water Management Plan. The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) is responsible for adopting the final Consensus Forecast. 

Regional Plan Lawsuit - Settlement Agreement (adopted October 17, 2002, as amended)
Shortly after the Regional Planning Governing Board adopted the 2002 Truckee Meadows Regional Plan (Plan), the Board of Washoe County Commissioners and the Sun Valley General Improvement District filed a writ of mandamus in the Second Judicial District Court to prohibit the implementation of the Plan.

The case was heard by the Honorable James W. Hardesty, Chief Judge. Following a mediated settlement, Judge Hardesty gained agreement from all the parties to abide by the Regional Plan Lawsuit Settlement Agreement. The agreement was reached in October 2002.

Program of Annexation - Settlement Agreement (Filed August 23, 2005)
On February 10, 2004, Washoe County filed a petition with the District Court for judicial review and declaratory judgment regarding the RPGB’s certification of Reno’s annexation program. The petition names the RPGB and the City of Reno as respondents.

Following oral arguments in September 2004, the parties agreed to enter into settlement negotiations. The Court stayed submission of the County's petition pending the outcome of the settlement process. Following a mediated settlement, Justice Hardesty gained agreement from all the parties to abide by the Program of Annexation Settlement Agreement. The agreement was reached in August 2005.

Regional Plan Annual Reports
The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) require local governments and affected entities to report annually to the RPC and RPGB on progress to implement the Regional Plan.

The Regional Plan Annual Report is a summary of the reports submitted by the local governments and affected entities for activities in the previous calendar year. The report aims to serve as a report card of plan implementation, acts to identify what is working and what is not, provides direction for goal and policy adjustments, and identifies both short-term and long-term achievements.

Regional Governance Models (November 2007)
This report was prepared to explore the many types of solutions and collaborations of local governments to address regional growth issues. This effort was undertaken to fulfill the Regional Planning Governing Board's desire to research different regional planning entity governance models.

Transit-Oriented Development in the Truckee Meadows: Bridging the Gap Between Planning and Implementation (July, 2009)
Building on the introductory framework in Part I and summary of current conditions in Part II, the bulk of the paper is found in Part III where policy, planning, and implementation approaches are considered that may better support TOD in the Truckee Meadows. Part III describes the current challenges facing transit-oriented development in the Truckee Meadows and presents a series of innovative approaches being employed in various metropolitan areas around the country. Part IV concludes this paper with a series of approaches for moving forward.

Wider Region Stakeholders Profile Report (July, 2010)
During the most recent update of the Regional Plan in 2007, a desire emerged on the part of the update participants to more fully understand the potential impacts of planning activities beyond the Truckee Meadows. Goal 4.6, Policy 4.6.3 and Map 8 were added to the Regional Plan to encourage more interaction with likely stakeholders in the wider region. The Wider Region Stakeholders Profile Report identifies two-dozen stakeholder entities, including counties, cities, economic development groups, and Native American Tribes that collectively comprise the wider region. The report provides a range of geographic, economic, and planning-related information relative to each stakeholder and discusses the key themes that link each stakeholder to the Truckee Meadows.

Drawing The Big Picture: Moving Toward Regional Thinking Through Cumulative Impact Assessment (October, 2007)
The purpose of this study was to conduct research into examples of cumulative impact
evaluation as conducted by several such aencies in other regions, in order to compare
methods, procedures, and principles with those of the TMRPA. This report describes several approaches for obtaining data on cumulative impacts and provides an assessment of these processe, identifying elements that contribute to or hinder the success of the process in other jurisdictions. This report includes discussion of ways cumulative development impacts may be categorized, which impacts are most readily evaluated, how impacts are being measured and quantified in other communities, and how this information is used to inform planning and development decisions and policies.

Natural Resource Inventory (June, 2010)
This document contains a collection of links intended to help guide local planners, developers, property owners and the general public in accessing Natural Resource Regulations. Given the multitude and variability in development scenarios, the documents in this inventory are by no means the final authority on directing or permitting any type of development. This document should only serve as a general educational platform on Natural Resource Regulations within Washoe County, NV.

Safe walking routes for public schools in Washoe County (December 2006)
This study responds to Assembly Bill 231 (AB 231), passed during the 73rd Session of the Nevada Legislature, approved by the Governor May 24, 2005, and effective July 1, 2005. In Washoe County, it is the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Commission (RPC) that was required to coordinate and submit this study to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmittal to the 74th Session of the Nevada Legislature. Specifically, the study includes: a) A review and evaluation of the existing walking paths and sidewalks within a 1-mile radius of each public school located in the county; b) Recommendations for improvements to the conditions of those walking paths and sidewalks; and c) A review and evaluation of the programs currently implemented in the county to ensure safe walking routes for pupils to schools.

Capacity Constraints in Regional Infrastructure Networks (May 1, 2006)
This report provides the first step in examining the infrastructure capacity constraints for areas of Washoe County within Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (“TMRPA”)’s jurisdiction. The report accomplishes the identification of capacity constraints in regional infrastructure networks by identifying the nature of constraints (e.g., structural, financial, or political) and relationships to one another. The report discusses solutions that have been identified by the entities to correct infrastructure and capacity limitations in the future.

Infill Development: Barriers and Incentives (A survey of the literature, September 2005)
Why is the subject of infill important to certain cities and regions? As urban areas grow
outward, travel times for commuters become longer, possibly affecting air quality. The
increasing costs for infrastructure, both for initial construction and for on-going maintenance, become a concern. Sprawl, with all its associated negative connotations, has increasingly become an example of the type of development that many urban places hope to avoid or control.

This paper summarizes a review of the literature on infill, and includes a discussion of a range of typical barriers to and incentives for infill, as well as recommendations addressing particular infill problems. As the Truckee Meadows region is grappling with the implementation of a new regional form and pattern through the promotion of infill development, this paper provides a sample of ideas to explore and may be a catalyst for further discussion and research.

Truckee River Watershed Management Entities and Programs (January 12, 2004)
The Regional Plan requires the Regional Planning Agency to prepare a comprehensive report on federal, state and local government policies and programs for the management of the Truckee River watershed and environs.

During 2003, the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (TMRPA) contracted with ECO:LOGIC consulting engineers to prepare the report. The report is often referred to as the Truckee River Study.

2007 Regional Plan Update Process (February 9, 2005)

If you would like to purchase any of these documents in hard-copy form, please contact Patty Rogers, Government Relations - Community Outreach Representative, at 321-8397 or progers@tmrpa.org. Please Note: publications purchased in hard-copy from the TMRPA will be subject to the fee schedule.