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Changes proposed to TRPA system controlling development in Lake Tahoe

[Claire Cudahy, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

While the city of South Lake Tahoe has 919 banked tourist accommodation units, Placer County has 87, Washoe County has five, and El Dorado and Douglas counties have none. 

This does not include development rights that could be collected from tearing down existing hotels and motels ... 

The system was put into place in the late '80s to control rampant development in the Tahoe Basin that was negatively impacting the lake and its surrounding environment.

But minimal redevelopment of aging properties and a lack of ...




Guest Commentary: ICE Gets the Schaaf

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 01, 2018 / comments

[Joel Fox]

The war of words between Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director Thomas Homan over Schaaf ‘s warning that ICE was about to raid Northern California counties looking for illegal residents could bleed into another major issue rising in California this election year—crime.

EDC's newest judge comes from Public Defender's Office

[Lake Tahoe News]

He is based in the South Lake Tahoe office. 

He was a sole practitioner from 1990 to 1997. 

“On behalf of the El Dorado Superior Court, I am delighted to hear that Gov. (Jerry) Brown has appointed Assistant Public Defender Mark Ralphs to our bench. 

He is a longtime resident of our county who has raised ...



SLT Parks & Recreation Commission opposes events on local fields

[South Tahoe Now]

With the March 6 South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting set to address the annual music festival SnowGlobe, the Parks & Recreation Commission held a special meeting to decide what their stance would be on the festival being held on the Community Playfields.

The new playfields have never had a soccer or football game played on them, but they are in need of a lot of repair after SnowGlobe unpacked and left after their Dec. 29-31 event.

Commissioners reminded the public that they weren't there to approve or disapprove of SnowGlobe, but there were there to look at the effect of special events on ...



Former EDC Emergency response sup takes OES Directorship in Calaveras

[Calaveras Enterprise]

Michelle Patterson is the new Office of Emergency Services director for Calaveras County, the county announced Feb. 15. ...

Prior to accepting the job with the county, Patterson was employed with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency as an emergency preparedness and response supervisor. There, she coordinated emergency response, preparedness and training. She has a Master's of Public Health ...