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Shorezone plan goes public

Andrew PridgenSun News Service

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will for the first time roll out its final draft Shorezone plan for public consumption today at Stateline.After seven drafts and three years of re-writing ordinances and garnering public feedback the agency has set a goal to codify its first Shorezone plan update in 20 years.The agencys three-volume document strives to placate environmentalists who want no new piers, property rights groups who seek little or no regulation.But it may not have gone far enough.This whole thing is premature, the EIS is incomplete, said Sierra Club chair Michael Donahoe. It doesnt have the mitigations spelled out … We really have to get back to the drawing board.TRPA officials, however, said they feel strongly that mitigations or no, this plan is the one.We believe weve found a middle ground that ensures the protection of Lake Tahoe and honors the concerns weve heard from the community, said TRPA executive director John Singlaub.The plan was released earlier this month for a 60-day public review. Agency officials will host five workshops and hope for the final plan to be approved Jan. 31, 2007.


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