California ballot measures could send $127 million to Lake Tahoe

[Merced Sun-Star. Rich Pedroncelli, File AP Photo]

Voters in California could approve spending $127 million for projects in Lake Tahoe through a series of ballot measures this year.

A portion of the money from the two ballot measures totaling $13 billion could go toward helping make Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range more resilient to climate change and other environmental stressors, said Chris Mertens, government affairs director for the Sierra Business Council in Truckee.

Other projects eligible for funding would include bike trails and restoration projects on the Upper Truckee River ...