Issue Watch: Squaw Valley fuels, Airport carbon credits, Lake Forest Water Company assets in limbo
October 20, 2008
Squaw Valley fuels: Squaw Valley Park, located at the intersection of Highway 89 and Squaw Valley, has about 14 acres of thick forest.
In coordination with Squaw Valley Fire, Placer County has removed some high fire-risk vegetation from the park. Completion of the fire safety measures would help protect approximately 85 parcels and $20 million worth of structures and improvements in the area.
The Placer County Board of Supervisors will consider approving budget revisions, the purchase of a chipper, and an additional attachment today, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. at Granlibakken in Tahoe City.
Airport carbon credits: In October 2007, the Truckee Donner Land Trust, Truckee Tahoe Airport, and other partners purchased Waddle Ranch in the Martis Valley for conservation.
The airport district hold the rights to carbon credits ” a quantified amount of carbon stored by the forest ” that can be soled to offset pollution elsewhere.
The Truckee Tahoe Airport District Board will consider taking the next step towards selling carbon credits, having a third-party verify how much carbon is stored, on Thursday, Oct. 23, starting at 9 a.m. in the Airport Conference Room.
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Lake Forest Water Company assets still in limbo: Issues surrounding Lake Forest Water Company’s questionable supply and the battle over who should run Tahoe City’s water utilities must wait for an official owner to be named by the California Public Utilities Commission.
Ownership approval will give Lake Forest manager Richard Dewante the ability to acquire grant money to fix the supply problem. The Tahoe City Public Utility District could also be advised to take over Dewante’s private water supply.
Administrative Law Judge Victor Ryerson will be using comments from an Oct. 10 public participation hearing at the Public Utility District to come up with a resolution.