Shorezone plan delayed " again |

Shorezone plan delayed " again

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s revised shorezone ordinances and other documents will have to wait another month or two for approval while the agency’s Advisory Planning Commission reviews the finer details.

Changes to the Shorezone ordinances have been in the works for a little more than two decades.

“This has been 21 years in the making, so why rush it 30 days?” said agency spokesman Dennis Oliver.

The Advisory Planning Commission met Wednesday in Stateline, Nev. to review the Lake Tahoe shorezone ordinance amendments’ environmental impact study, proposed amendments to the shorezone code of ordinances, plan area statements, community plans and other amendments related to the issue. The board also held a public meeting about shorezone, and about 10 people from the audience spoke, Oliver said.

The commission was agendized to make a recommendation to the TRPA Governing Board for it to consider at the board’s Sept. 25 scheduled special meeting to consider the ordinances and other documents.

“The [commission] felt they needed a little more time to look over all the final dotted I’s and crossed T’s and they weren’t ready to make a final recommendation to the governing board,” Oliver said.

Instead, the Sept. 25 date will be used to hold a shorezone workshop between the advisory commission and the Governing Board. While the public is invited there will be no scheduled public hearings, Oliver said.

That workshop will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Agency’s South Shore offices at 128 Market Street in Stateline.

Oliver said the purpose of the workshop is to try to finalize and iron out the language of the documents.

“We know what our intent is and we know what we want to do, we just need to make sure the fine details don’t have any unintended directions or consequences,” he said.

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