Oscar Delgado serves on the Reno City Council, where he has spent the last three years fighting blight, advocating for Reno’s neighborhood, and working hard to improve our local economy. A Nevada native, Oscar earned a B.A. at Cal State Fullerton and dual masters degrees in Urban Planning and Social Work at the University of Michigan. Before becoming an elected official in 2012, Oscar worked as a carpenter, a counselor for incarcerated youth, and a policy analyst. Oscar’s education and diverse work experience bring a unique perspective to Reno’s local government.
I'm very excited that the City of Reno Government, Neighborhood Renewal Program officially launched last week. This program is truly unique in that it provides financial assistance to qualifying homeowners as it relates to code nuisance infractions of their homes.
For far too long, cities have relied on punitive enforcement measures to make sure that houses are up to code. Such punitive measures are typically ineffective and only further stress families already living on a fixed or low income. This program offers a way forward and ensures that many more children and seniors will have the chance to live in a neighborhood that is both safe and clean.
In my tenure on the Council, this has to be one of the programs that I am the most proud to have supported and shepherded through the budget process. I would like to thank Mayor Hillary Schieve, and my colleagues, for partnering with me on this issue and offering their unwavering support for some of our most vulnerable neighborhoods.