South Lake Tahoe City Council Candidacy Announced


David Jinkens, the former City Manager of South Lake Tahoe, announced his candidacy for one of two open seats on the council.

Council Presses for Annexation Support


The South Lake Tahoe City Council are ready to escalate after getting no response from ski resort ownership to a request for support of city annexation efforts.

Cannabis Revenues Grant Applications Open


The City of South Lake Tahoe is accepting applications until May 15 for grants funded from cannabis revenues for local projects which mitigate the impact of the cannabis industry.

Vacancy Tax Initiative Signatures Submitted


Proponents of the City of South Lake Tahoe vacancy tax initiative have submitted petition signatures to the El Dorado County Elections Department for certification.

South Lake Tahoe Designated Prohousing


Governor Newsom has designated the City of South Lake Tahoe as a "prohousing community" making it eligible for housing incentives from the state.

Sugar Pine Village Affordable Housing Project Opens Applications


Applications are open for the completed first phase of the Sugar Pine Village Affordable Housing Project located at Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Tata Lane.

Local Fishing and Boat Charters Seek More Public Piers


Rising costs to access public docks and piers for passenger boarding of local fishing and boat charters are lead to requests for options before the South Lake Tahoe City Council at a recent meeting.

Positive Outlook for City of South Lake Tahoe Budget


The City of South Lake Tahoe budget projections for the 2023-2024 fiscal year are looking positive according to a staff report at the March 12 City Council, which also advised caution moving forward.

City of South Lake Tahoe Takes Next Steps For Parcel Annexation


The South Lake Tahoe City Council approved a measure to annex 90 parcels on Barbara Avenue, Lodi Avenue and Winnemucca Avenue which receive city services but for historical reasons are located outside the city boundary.

City of South Lake Tahoe Soliciting Community Input


The city released a survey for resident input on government input and quality of life with the intent of utilizing the feedback in strategic planning for the future.

City of South Lake Tahoe-El Dorado County JPA Progressing


In an effort to improve public transportation services across the Lake Tahoe south shore, the City of South Lake Tahoes and the County of El Dorado are in the process of forming a transportation Joint Powers Authority (JPA).

South Lake Tahoe City Council Votes to Amend ADU Code


The City Council voted to update the current ADU code to align with state requirements, including more flexibility in height and categories of convertible structures and exemptions from setback requirements.

Drink Tahoe Tap Map Shows Where to Fill Up


In preparation for the single-use plastic bottle ban South Lake Tahoe will implement in 2024, Take Care Tahoe has released a new Drink Tahoe Tap Map that lists locations where people can freely fill up reusable water bottles.

Taxing Vacation Homes? Citizens in South Lake Tahoe Eye Ballot Measure


Locals for Affordable Housing aims to place a voter initiative on the November 2024 ballot modeled after Berkeley’s vacancy tax, which requires owners of homes that sit vacant more than six months to pay $3,000 for the first year and $6,000 every year after.

Petition Circulates to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages


A petition is gaining traction in South Lake Tahoe that would push the City Council to ban horse-drawn carriages, leading the carriage owners to push-back on allegations of mistreatment of the horses.

South Lake Tahoe Moves Forward to Incorporate Heavenly’s Cal Lodge


The South Lake Tahoe City Council gave go-ahead to pursue annexing, or bringing into the city limits, parcels that are currently unincorporated.

City Council Unanimously Opposes Proposed Speed Limit Increases


The South Lake Tahoe City Council unanimously voted to oppose the proposed speed increases on U.S. Highway 50 and State Route 89.

Appeals Court Upholds Measure T’s Ban on VHRs in South Lake Tahoe Residential Areas


The Court of Appeal issued an opinion that substantially upholds Measure T, a vacation home rental restricting measure that was narrowly passed by South Lake Tahoe voters in 2018.

Conservancy Grants $1M for South Lake Tahoe Greenbelt Project


The California Tahoe Conservancy Board awarded a $1 million grant to the city of South Lake Tahoe to continue constructing the Tahoe Valley Greenbelt and Stormwater Improvement Project.

City Council Approves Heavenly Parking, Traffic Management Plan


City Council approved the Heavenly Neighborhood Parking and Traffic Management Plan, which will focus on mitigating traffic caused by Heavenly Mountain Resort.

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.

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.

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