Nevada reviews TRPA budget request |

Nevada reviews TRPA budget request

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – The bistate agency that regulates development at Lake Tahoe, hoping to complete a long-awaited regional plan and gain a staffing increase, presented Nevada lawmakers with a nearly $21 million budget plan on Friday.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s proposed budget is about $10.4 million yearly for the coming two fiscal years. That includes revenue from permit fees, grants, federal dollars and money from California and Nevada. Nevada would provide about $1.9 million each year, while California’s yearly share would be about $3.8 million.

The agency asked a legislative budget subcommittee to approve 14 new positions, most of which would be paid for by revenues generated through increased permit fees.

TRPA also wants $400,000 over the next two years to pay for scientific monitoring to begin implementing the area’s new 20-year regional plan.

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