Tahoe Shorezone Battle

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(Reno, NV)
Monday, January 1, 2007

For two decades, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency – or TRPA - has been developing a set of rules that will govern what lake front property owners can and cannot build on the water’s edge.  According to the proposed plan, as many as 400 additional piers and eighteen hundred buoys could be permitted over the next 22 years. For Rochelle Nason of the League to Save Lake Tahoe, that’s too many.
It’s not in the interest of shore zone owners themselves to have the lake completely cluttered with additional development, nor is it in their best interest to be exposed to the pollution and the noise that would come out of a plan like this.     
In a press release, TRPA executive director John Singlaub says the shore zone plan finds middle ground that both ensures the protection of Lake Tahoe and honors the concerns the agency has heard from the community.  The board of directors is scheduled to decide on the 31st of January.

Brian Bahouth KXJZ News