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Tahoe Forest board meetings to be televised; still no action on CEO contract

Margaret Moran

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Beginning Jan. 27, the Tahoe Forest Hospital District board of directors’ regular monthly meetings will be televised in an effort to better inform the public, an official said.

Live streaming will be available on the Truckee Tahoe Community Television website, ttctv.org, said Paige Nebeker Thomason, district director of marketing and communications.

Archived meetings will be posted on the website generally within three days of a meeting. A link to the footage will be available on the hospital district’s website, tfhd.com.

Details are being developed in terms of what time and day meetings will broadcast on TTCTV channel 24, said Ted Owens, director of community development for TFHD.

To allow for broadcasting, board meetings will now take place at the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Office, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, rather than at the hospital.

The district’s cost to televise meetings is estimated at $20,400 annually — $15,600 for TTCTV services, and $4,800 for TTUSD facility use, Thomason said.

Regular meetings will still take place the last Thursday of the month, with open session usually starting at 6 p.m.


At a special Jan. 8 board meeting, the board reported no action was taken on discussion of CEO Bob Schapper’s performance and continued employment in closed session.

“If you’re considering Mr. Schapper’s contract, this is something I think you really need to have a full public discussion with the community, not something done in closed session at the end of a short notice special meeting agenda,” Mark Spohr, a Carnelian Bay resident who unsuccessfully ran for a hospital board seat in November, told the board before it entered closed session. “This is a complete fail.”

Another special meeting was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the same topic, in closed session, listed on the agenda.

Two special meetings are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, before the board’s regular meeting on Jan. 27.

Schapper’s contract expires June 30.

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