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Truckee Town Council not committed to but in favor of trails initiative

Greyson HowardSierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Three council members present Thursday night didnandamp;#8217;t make a decision on a proposed shared ballot measure with the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District for trails and other amenities, but said they were generally in favor of the idea.Town Manager Tony Lashbrook said the council asked for more information on a few issues andamp;#8212; fleshing out the idea of a flat rate vs. an assessed value for such a measure, what opportunities there might be to attach it to a general election rather than a special mail-in ballot and more information on specific dollar figures that could go to the Truckee River Legacy Trail, which is the townandamp;#8217;s interest in the potential measure. andamp;#8220;They havenandamp;#8217;t committed to anything; they just gave general positive feedback to move forward toward a decision in the next four to six weeks,andamp;#8221; Lashbrook said.He said open space wouldnandamp;#8217;t likely be integrated into the measure, with more focus from the rec and park district on trails and recreation facilities.Town staff raised the issue of special ballot vs. general election when looking at the townandamp;#8217;s road tax, Measure V, passed in 2008.andamp;#8220;We decided to get that on the presidential ballot to get the maximum number of people participating,andamp;#8221; Lashbrook said.He said the rec and park district did want to make sure the measure didnandamp;#8217;t come at the same time as the Tahoe Truckee Unified School Districtandamp;#8217;s Measure A, which still doesnandamp;#8217;t have a renewal date set.Truckee Trails Foundation suggested not limiting the measure to funding phase three of the Legacy Trail from the current segment near the Riverview Sports Park out to Glenshire, instead creating funding for the whole trail that would ultimately connect Glenshire to Donner Lake, Lashbrook said.Council also brought up the idea of funding a trail connector from Tahoe Donner to downtown, he said.