Tahoe Basin Area Plan final environmental report coming up for vote
TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Final Environmental Impact Report for the Tahoe Basin Area Plan was released on Nov. 4 by Placer County and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
The Tahoe Basin Area Plan includes updates to the Kings Beach and Tahoe City communities, among other locations, and sets forth future plans for conservation, land use and transportation, among other items.
The California Environmental Quality Act requires all proposed developments, including area plans, include an environmental impact report that assesses the potential impact the project would have on the environment.
The Placer County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach to decide whether or not it should recommend approval of the area plan to the county board of supervisors, which is tentatively scheduled to meet on Dec. 6 in Kings Beach to vote on the plan.
Prior to that, the area plan will be on the agenda for discussion at the Placer County North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council meeting, set to begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the TCPUD offices at, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.
Other public meetings are also scheduled in November and December; the TRPA Governing Board is tentatively scheduled to vote on the final plan at its first two-day meeting in 2017, on Jan. 26-27, at a to-be-determined time and location.
The plan also includes the project to redevelop an existing shopping center adjacent to the Tahoe City Golf Course into a 118-room hotel, known as the Tahoe City Lodge.
If the Tahoe Basin Area Plan is adopted, it would become part of the larger Lake Tahoe Regional Plan and Placer County General Plan.
It would update development policy for the communities of Tahoma, Homewood, Sunnyside, Tahoe City, Dollar Point, Tahoe Vista and Kings Beach — in essence, the Tahoe portion of eastern Placer County.
A bear that was trapped and killed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife early Friday morning has sparked outrage in the community after the Bear League posted about the events on its Facebook page.