After taking a month off from meetings, the South Lake Tahoe City Council tackled a lengthy agenda, talking about housing, road construction and sustainability goals. The meeting began with a swearing in ceremony for the city’s new fire chief, Jim Drennan.(Aug. 9, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
El Dorado County Public Health is seeking the public’s input on a Countywide Community Health Assessment survey. “The data we collect from this survey will be very helpful to determine which health issues are most important to residents,” said Olivia Byron Cooper, public health director.(Aug. 9, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
The tourism group responsible for visitor services and destination marketing on the North Shore side of Lake Tahoe has rebranded. Formerly known as the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau, it will now be called Travel North Tahoe Nevada.(Aug. 9, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Residents and tourists on Lake Tahoe’s south shore are getting around with the help of Lake Link, a microtransit shuttle system. The shuttles carry up to a dozen passengers and are equipped with racks bikes, gear and wheelchairs.(Aug. 9, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District will assist the El Dorado County Air Quality Management District, Placer County Air Pollution Control District and Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District with an award of more than $7 million in federal funding for clean air projects.(Aug. 8, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
At the Aug. 2 meeting of the El Dorado County Board of Education, Adam Clark was sworn in as trustee for Area 2, taking over the remainder of former member John Lane’s term. The seat will be up for election in November.(Aug. 8, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Toxic algae has been discovered in a creek on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore at strong enough levels in General Creek to trigger posted warning signs. Those enjoying the outdoors with pets should stay away from algae mats in the water.(Aug. 7, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
The El Dorado County Grand Jury examined the county’s wildfire resiliency, specifically weighing in on County Ordinance 5101—the vegetation management ordinance. The Grand Jury found the Vegetation Management Office “lacked expertise and adequate resources to meet the objectives of the ordinance.”(Aug. 5, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
After holding nearly all the positions at South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue over the past 20-plus years, Jim Drennan has been appointed fire chief. He will be sworn in Aug. 9.(Aug. 5, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
A California court last week issued its final judgment in the long battle to stop a massive development in Olympic Valley, ordering all approvals of the project be rescinded. But the developer may submit an adjusted plan in the fall.(Aug. 3, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
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