Kings Beach roads tied up in lawsuit |

Kings Beach roads tied up in lawsuit

KINGS BEACH ” The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board may not reconsider its June vote against the Kings Beach three-lane alternative for some time, as Placer County Planners still are working on shoring up the project’s details.

“We hope the project would come back sooner than later, but there are a lot of things that have to fall into place,” said Placer County Spokesman Robert Miller.

In September 2008 the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the three-lane, roundabout alternative for traffic on the highway through Kings Beach’s commercial core.

This came after the Governing Board voted against the three-lane alternative in June 2008 and voted to reconsider its denial in July 2008.

However the project has not come back yet to TRPA for reconsideration, said TRPA Spokesman Dennis Oliver.

A month after Placer County approved the three-lane alternative, the Kings Beach Business and Citizens Alliance filed a lawsuit that claimed the Board of Supervisors approved an environmental impact report that did not “adequately analyze or mitigate its numerous environmental impacts. Including impacts to air quality, traffic, noise, public safety and cumulative impacts.”

Placer County attorneys are still in discussion about the case and are not commenting on it, Miller said.

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