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El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan retired effective April 5, after nine years of service on the bench.
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SLT Council Receives Roads Update; Passes Washoe Tribe Land Acknowledgement Resolution
The South Lake Tahoe City Council heard multiple presentations, including an update on roadwork and an annual report from the department of public works.
South Lake Tahoe Debuts Micro Grant Awards
The city of South Lake Tahoe Arts, Culture, and Tourism Commission on awarded a total of $15,000 to four applicants for the inaugural Microgrant Program.
City Begins Dark Sky Lighting Retrofits on US 50 Corridor
The city of South Lake Tahoe has begun phase one of converting pedestrian lights along the U.S. Highway 50 corridor to fixtures that minimize light pollution in the night sky.
Council Explores Revenue Streams for Affordable Housing
The South Lake Tahoe City Council spent several hours discussing potential revenue streams to fund affordable housing, including a transient occupancy tax rate increase and a vacancy tax.
South Lake Tahoe Appoints Parks and Recreation Director
John Stark has been appointed the director of parks and recreation, effective May 15.
Council to Discuss Raising TOT, Establishing Vacancy Tax
The South Lake Tahoe City Council will discuss raising the transient occupancy tax and a possible vacancy tax to help fund housing initiatives.
South Lake Tahoe Seeks Fourth of July Parade Entries
The city is seeking participants for the annual Fourth of July Parade. This year's theme: “Celebrating the Red, White, & Big Blue!”
Planners Recommend Amending Code for EV Charging
The South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission passed a resolution recommending that the City Council establish procedures and expedite permitting for electric vehicle charging systems.
South Lake Tahoe Planners to Discuss Noise Policies
With a surge in inquiries and permit applications for whole house generators, the city of South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission will discuss whether noise policies should be revisited by the city council.
City Opens Application Period for Cannabis Revenues Grant Program
South Lake Tahoe's City Council recently approved funding for the 2023 Community Benefit Grant Program in the amount of $400,000 from Cannabis Community Benefit Fees.
SLT Council Discusses Hiring for Public Works Contracts
The South Lake Tahoe City Council delayed making a decision on an ordinance regarding public works contracts until staff could look into allowed local hiring requirements.
City Council Reviews Reports for Police, Development
The South Lake Tahoe council passed an ordinance combining special events and temporary uses and voted to enter a lease for new snow removal equipment..
Public Safety on SLT City Council’s March 28 Agenda
The South Lake Tahoe City Council will discuss, among other things, approving funds to renovate Fire Station No. 3 and will receive the annual police report.
South Lake Tahoe Resolves to Upgrade Equipment
South Lake Tahoe is making a $3.5 million investment into new snow removal equipment.
El Dorado County Eligible for FEMA Assistance
Along with several other counties, El Dorado governments, some nonprofits and houses of worship can apply for funding from FEMA’s public assistance program due to impacts from severe winter storms.
Tahoe Valley Businesses Discuss Winter Struggles
Cuppa Tahoe’s Sandra Santané stood before the South Lake Tahoe City Council to raise issues she has encountered over the last few months with power outages. She wasn’t the only concerned business owner.
South Lake Tahoe to Offer Microgrants Program
The city of South Lake Tahoe has launched the Arts, Culture, and Tourism Microgrants Program, which will fund free local artistic projects and cultural events.
SLT Proceeds With Tesla Deal, CivicSpark Hire
The South Lake Tahoe City Council unanimously resolved to hire a CivicSpark Fellow, prepare the greenhouse gas inventory, and support a lease agreement with Tesla for vehicle charging stations.
SLT Commits More Than $850k to Microtransit
In addition to renewing the current agreement with the South Shore Transportation Management Association, the South Lake Tahoe City Council committed $662,500 toward the expansion of the service.
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Judge Seeks More info in Measure T Appeal
A Sacramento judge is asking for additional information to make a final decision on the appeal of Measure T, which would restrict vacation home rentals in South Lake Tahoe.
South Lake Tahoe Landlords Face Fines
Snow-covered sidewalks near some business properties along U.S. Highway 50 have created unsafe conditions for pedestrians and the city has sent warnings.
SLT Council Discusses Housing Initiatives, New Lease
The South Lake Tahoe City Council voted to sign a five-year lease for city offices, discussed housing initiatives, and voted for a program focused on first responders.
SLT Council Updated on Rec Center Status, Waste Collection
The South Lake Tahoe City Council was presented with the status of the recreation center project and also a new plan for garbage and waste collection.
Battalion Chief, Fire Marshal Named for SLT
South Lake Tahoe Fire Chief Jim Drennan has selected Captain Justin Keys as battalion chief and Cpt. Kim George as fire marshal, effective Dec. 10 and Jan. 9 respectively.
Baker Appointed Assistant City Manager for South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe City Manager Joe Irvin has appointed Lindsey Baker as the assistant city manager, effective Jan. 3. Baker will assume full oversight of the communications division, parks and recreation department and human resources.
Lawsuit to Overturn South Lake Tahoe’s Measure T in Judge’s Hands
A lawsuit attempting to overturn the vacation home rental restricting Measure T that was passed by voters in 2018 may soon reach a conclusion.
Creegan Named New Mayor
The South Lake Tahoe City Council selected Cristi Creegan as new mayor and Cody Bass as mayor pro tem during the final meeting of the year.
Changing of the Guard for City Council
At the final city council meeting of 2022, election results will be certified and then Mayor Devin Middlebrook will be recognized for his service.
Measure G Easily Passes in South Lake Tahoe
City Manager Joe Irvin said, “The enactment of Measure G allows the city to continue collecting a comparable tax to the existing cannabis fee, without increasing the amount cannabis businesses currently pay.”
South Lake Tahoe Hikes Airport Fees, Approves Defensible Space Agreement
The Lake Tahoe Airport will raise its landing fees for visitors, following approval from the South Lake Tahoe City Council during its Nov. 15 meeting.