Gibbons names three to Tahoe fire commission | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Gibbons names three to Tahoe fire commission

Gov. Jim Gibbons has named three Nevadans to a commission that will oversee implementation of the California-Nevada Tahoe Basin Fire Commission recommendations.

The bi-state commission was created by Gibbons and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger after the Angora fire, which burned more than 3,100 acres and destroyed 254 homes at South Lake Tahoe.

Nevada’s members of the oversight commission are former Tahoe Regional Planning Agency member Coe Swobe, Nevada State Forester Pete Anderson and Bud Hicks, president of the Glenbrook Homeowners Association.



Gibbons said they were selected in part for their diverse knowledge of issues facing the Tahoe Basin.

The bistate commission presented its final report to the two governors in May, making a total of 90 recommendations in categories including environmental protection, fire prevention, governance, fuels management and funding.



Gibbons has already directed state agency heads to implement the recommendations they have control over. And he has signed an emergency declaration designed to help agencies help local governments on the Nevada side of the basin.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User