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Readers write: Devastated

Dana Ash
Kings Beach

Supervisor Bruce Kranz has devastated and demoralized the community of Kings Beach. Supervisor Kranz just voted against a proposal that has been years in the works and, up until now, was unanimously approved. The three-lane highway alternative proposed for the 1.1 mile stretch of State Route 28 running through the center of Kings Beach was to bring beauty, safety and revitalization to a much needed and neglected community.

My daughter and I feel as though our lives are threatened crossing the highway to get to the beach or walking the shoulder to reach the supermarket. We should not have to feel like we need to get in our cars to drive to the grocery store. Our community is confused as to why Supervisor Kranz and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board voted against The League to Save Lake Tahoe, The Tahoe Chapter of The Sierra Club, The Placer County Planning Commission, The North Tahoe Business Association, The Mountain Area Preservation, The North Tahoe Family Resource Center, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, along with a majority of the residents of this town.

I have written supervisor Kranz demanding an explanation for the reasons behind his decision to vote against the majority. He has devastated our community by taking away our chances at revitalization and we are confused as to why he would devastate so many of his constituents shortly before he is up for re-election.