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Opinion: Tahoe City Lodge Project needed for a vibrant future

As a 38-year Tahoe City resident and managing partner of Sunnyside Resort, I'm excited for what the Tahoe City Lodge Project will bring to our community.

In 1978, Tahoe City was the "jewel of the Sierra" — restaurants, shops and hotels overflowing with tourist business in both winter and summer. As the years have gone by, we've lost our market share to Squaw, Northstar and Truckee, and as long as we continue to drag our feet on revitalizing Tahoe City, the decline of our town will continue.

Our need for a quality lodging property is paramount to the success of our beautiful city.

The Tahoe City Lodge Project, with its 118 beautiful rooms and central location, will not only bring guests, conferences and events, but will offer opportunity to park and walk to town or shuttle to three major ski areas — or, God forbid, ride a bike and get some exercise.

I guess we could do nothing because were worried about traffic, employee housing and the noise of tourists having a good time in our town. I don't know about you, but I would prefer to see a bustling economy again in Tahoe City, then maybe we would have a reason to solve all the other problems.

Jeff "Ox" Oxandaboure

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