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My Turn: Unite to save Commons Beach events

Blake Beeman

A few very selfish individuals are trying to disrupt two of the most important things to happen to this town in 20 years: the Farmers Market and the concerts at Commons Beach. The beach shows alone have united this community in a way I never thought possible. It unites all of Tahoe City, from public officials, local business owners, property owners, employees of local business and working families and their children. It is an event where we break bread, see old friends, enjoy the lake and listen to music, putting our differences behind us in a beautiful moment of peace and solidarity. It has truly brought out the best in Tahoe City and reminds us all that we are a community of people. I personally have never missed a Farmers Market. Having the luxury of buying fresh organic produce, chatting with friends and enjoying our beautifully remodeled Commons Beach is a perfect way to spend a Thursday morning and there could not be a more perfect outdoor market setting. I only heard a very few people complain about the traffic and it was remarkably better this year. It is clear to me that these few disgruntled folks have not yet enjoyed these events or realized the significance to this community and to local business. I have personally talked with many of the local business owners and they will attend this meeting in earnest as there has been nothing but positive financial outcome from these events. If there were issues with parking, traffic or other concerns, we all would have loved some communication so as to properly address these issues before such drastic steps were taken with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency now involved. Now we must rally to save our events! And we will make a very big noise indeed. Its time to step up and save this town from the few narrow-minded individuals that would have Tahoe City go dark and silent. Bah humbug. Please come show your support for these events. Attend this meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Tahoe City PUD board room. Remember, you have a big voice. You can e-mail or mail your comments of support to Ginger Charlton at gcharlton@tcpud.org or fax to Ginger at 583-1475 or mail to Ginger at TCPUD, P.O. Box 5249, Tahoe City, 96145. Blake Beeman is a 30-year resident of Tahoe City.