We are well into another very busy summer in North Lake Tahoe and as always, there is much to report on activities and projects in our region. But first and most importantly, as wildfires ravage many parts of our State and the West, we can never remind ourselves and others enough — please follow all recommendations — be safe, be prepared, be cautious. Learn more on how to prepare for wildfire.
Another important update, the Board of Supervisors will be meeting in North Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, July 27 with a number of items that are specific to or impact Eastern Placer County, including:
- Presentation from Liberty Utilities on their Community Wildfire Mitigation Program to include the Public Safety Power Shutoff
- Annual Mountain Housing Council Update and Additional Potential Housing Initiatives for Eastern Placer County
- Placer County Membership in the Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency
- Urgency Ordinance to Establish a Moratorium on the Issuance of New Short-Term Rental Permits
- Dollar Creek Crossing Housing Project Update
- Allocation of Transient Occupancy Tax Fund Balance to Fund Winter Microtransit Pilot Program in Eastern Placer County
- Update on North Lake Tahoe Tourism Mitigation Projects
- Purchase and Sale Agreement of the Swiss Mart Property in Kings Beach
- Contract with Nevada County regarding the Collaborative and Regional Health and Human Services in the North Lake Tahoe
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
TUESDAY, JULY 27 AT 9AM
Meeting will be held at:
North Tahoe Event Center
8318 North Lake Blvd. | Kings Beach, CA 96143
The board meeting will be open to in-person attendance. The entire meeting will also be available on livestream.
Public Comment will be opened for each agenda item, and citizens may comment virtually through a Zoom meeting webinar utilizing the “raise hand” function or if you have joined the Zoom meeting via phone at 877-853-5247 using the Webinar ID 940 6001 9811 please dial *9 to “raise hand” and queue for Public Comment. Please raise your hand at the time the Chair announces the item. There will be no phone reservation line.
Workers in the North Lake Tahoe region struggling to afford a home can now apply for a new program to help make their housing dreams come true. The Workforce Housing Preservation Program is designed to secure our existing housing inventory for the local workforce. The program pays homebuyers and new housing developers in exchange for deed restricting their home so that it can only be occupied by local workers. The funding can help homebuyers with down payments or complete renovations. Placer County’s new Workforce Housing Preservation Program is now accepting applications, offering cash assistance for qualified buyers. LEARN MORE
Clean Tahoe is a nonprofit organization based in South Lake Tahoe with a proven track record to assist communities with litter and garbage abatement. Placer County and other neighboring jurisdictions in the region are collectively contributing funding to Clean Tahoe to have them address and clean up litter hotspots. This program will complement the Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal Service, because while they take care of all of our trash, they’re not set up to do the boots on the ground litter patrol. The whole idea here is not to worry about jurisdictional boundaries – when someone from the public sees a problem trash can, it doesn’t matter whose can it is, they can call it up. Clean Tahoe Program is happy to announce they opened an office in Kings Beach and are now servicing Truckee, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Incline Village, and Crystal Bay. The public can report litter and trash with Clean Tahoe two ways: Call 530.544.4210 or via their online form. LEARN MORE
TART CONNECT | FREE CURB-TO-CURB TRANSIT SERVICE
Now through September 6, Placer County will be offering this FREE service across the North Shore. This free service will offer 8 vehicles that will run daily from 8am to midnight, offering vans that hold up to 9 people as well as bike racks and an ada compliant vehicle available upon request. Request your FREE ride today using the TART Connect App, available for download now! LEARN MORE
FIGHTING FOR IMPROVED BROADBAND SERVICE
The Placer County Board of Supervisors this month sent a letter urging action on improving service and infrastructure issues for Altice USA/ Suddenlink broadband customers. While we hope the broadband issues are addressed directly by the service provider, we are also calling on the California Public Utilities Commission and State Legislature to seek solutions, should appropriate action not be taken. LEARN MORE
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District Aide Kelly McCaughna: kmccaughna@placer.
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