Lawsuits fill Tahoe Regional Planning Agency agenda |

Lawsuits fill Tahoe Regional Planning Agency agenda

Annie Flanzraich
Sierra Sun

INCLINE VILLAGE “-The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will meet Wednesday behind closed doors to discuss a number of lawsuits facing area organizations.

One lawsuit stems from an October action by The League to Save Lake Tahoe and Friends of Tahoe Vista, which are challenging the agency’s approval of the Sandy Beach project in Tahoe Vista.

In addition, the approval of the shorezone ordinances at the board’s October meeting may stem more lawsuits.

The TRPA is staying away from commenting about a third suit, between Placer County and the Kings Beach Business and Citizen’s Alliance, TRPA Spokesman Dennis Oliver said. The Kings Beach Business and Citizens Alliance challenges the Placer County Board of Supervisors’ September approval of an environmental review and the three-lane, roundabout road design plan.

“Until we see what happens in that litigation we are holding off on taking action,” Oliver said.

Later, the TRPA will also discuss the regional plan alternatives.

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“We’ll give the governing board and update and bring them up to speed,” said Oliver. “We’ll also roll out more details about the different alternatives.”

One of the alternatives to be presented is a no-action alternative, which would keep the current regional plan developed in 1987. The other three vary in how they handle pedestrian and bicycle ordinances, as well as dealing with existing development in core areas.