Commissioners pull agenda item that could cost Washoe schools $20M

Washoe County’s Board of Commissioners abruptly pull a settlement agreement in a nearly two decade-old dispute with Lake Tahoe-area property owners. Commissioners were scheduled to vote on whether to hold the Washoe County School District responsible for paying back millions in taxes wrongly collected from Incline Village and Crystal Bay property owners. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports commissioners are recommending withholding $20 million in funds from the district to help pay for the $56 million settlement. But it comes at a time when the district faces a budget crisis tied to the pandemic.