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Majority Of Douglas County Commission Wants To Slow Growth

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A majority of Douglas County commissioners are raising concerns about the impact of growth on local traffic and water supplies.

At least one wants to consider a moratorium on new building permits in the rural county south of Carson City. Walt Nowosad is one of two new commissioners on the five-member board and says controlling growth is one of his priorities.

Commissioner Mark Gardner and Commission Chairman John Engels previously have expressed concerns about growth's threat to precious water supplies in the high desert.

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The other new member is Danny Tarkanian. He ran as a pro-development candidate after moving to Gardnerville in 2019.