Obituary: Opposed to vets hall sale to Tahoe Forest Church |

Obituary: Opposed to vets hall sale to Tahoe Forest Church

I want to inform the TDPRD board members that I am categorically opposed to the sale of the Veterans Hall to the Tahoe Forest Church to any other entity unless that entity be a nonprofit organization of U.S. military veterans.

This proposal to re-purpose the hall is an absolute slap in the face to those of us who have served in our nation’s armed forces as well as the survivors of those who died in service to our country. I am also opposed to the town’s proposed Use Permit/Right-of-Way Abandonment for the Tahoe Forest Church to acquire this property.

The town is complicit in this insult in that its “courtesy notice” is titled referencing the Tahoe Forest Church, thus obfuscating the fact it involves the vets hall. I am a Truckee resident of 35 years standing, a registered voter, a Truckee homeowner and property taxpayer.

Has anyone on the Town of Truckee’s or Park and Rec’s legal staffs looked into the Covenants, Conditions and Restriction that attach to this property? As I understand it this property and building were originally funded specifically for a veterans hall and veterans usage and I suspect there might be some deeded restrictions.

I close this missive with an assurance that I will vote against any member of the Truckee Donner Parks and Recreation District and Town of Truckee Council member who votes to allow this affront to proceed to completion.

Ron Rettig


Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


History: How Southern Pacific saved Lake Tahoe


In the early 1900s, few people would have accused the Southern Pacific Corporation of acting in the public interest, much less of working to preserve the natural environment. The much more popular view was that…

See more