Shorezone plan discussion Wednesday |

Shorezone plan discussion Wednesday

Though not formally agendized, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency staff and board expect to hear comment from members of the public on the progress and status of its latest proposed Shorezone plan during Wednesday’s 9 a.m. meeting at the North Tahoe Community Conference Center in Kings Beach.

Released last summer, Alternative 6 ” a version of the shorezone plan that would regulate, among other things, the building of public and private piers, institute a boat ban on Emerald Bay and a buoy removal program ” received public outcry. TRPA staff went back to the drawing board and released Alternative 6A in May.

While not codified into ordinances, the working plan called for approving some 230 new piers on Lake Tahoe and not allowing the grandfathering of unpermitted buoys.

The TRPA has not had a working shorezone document since 1987 and it has been one of executive director John Singlaub’s chief goals to get a working and “legally defensible” plan in place.

Since releasing Alternative 6 in summer 2005, TRPA dropped its suggestion to limit motorboat traffic in Emerald Bay on weekends and a requirement to remove buoys each winter from Lake Tahoe. It lowered buoy permitting fees from $5,000 to $500.

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