Motels on the west side of downtown Reno, Nev., March 6, 2018. Reno is among several Western cities experiencing congestion and new tensions as California residents and businesses seek more affordable locations.

Motels on the west side of downtown Reno, Nev., March 6, 2018. Reno is among several Western cities experiencing congestion and new tensions as California residents and businesses seek more affordable locations. by Jason Henry/The New York Times