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Climate change among town of Olympic Valley criteria to be analyzed

Margaret Moran
mmoran@sierrasun.com

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Officials are accepting bids to prepare an Environmental Impact Report on the proposed town of Olympic Valley.

The submission deadline for consultant proposals to the Placer County Local Agency Formation Commission is 4 p.m., Feb. 17.

As of Monday, no proposals had been received, said Kristina Berry, the county's LAFCO executive officer.

Those received by deadline will be evaluated based on relevant work experience, overall project approach, qualifications of key project members and proposed project budget, according to LAFCO.

It's hoped a consultant will be selected and approved by the March 11 LAFCO meeting, Berry said.

While a complete EIR will be prepared, land use and planning, public services, utilities and climate change will be areas of focus, she said.

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Before a contract can be signed and work can begin, Incorporate Olympic Valley, the grassroots group pushing for incorporation, will need to cover the study's expense. A cost estimate won't be known until bids are received.

Meanwhile, the Santa Ana, Calif.-based firm RSG continues to analyze the proposed town's financial feasibility, Berry said.

Review of the draft document is anticipated in the coming weeks, so revenue neutrality discussions between IOV and Placer County may being in March.

Both studies will be used by LAFCO in its decision-making process on the Olympic Valley incorporation proposal.

More online

Visit placer.ca.gov/departments/lafco for more information about LAFCO.

Visit incorporateolympicvalley.org to learn more about Incorporate Olympic Valley.