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Controversial Housing Law Could Get a Makeover

Some of California’s top lawmakers want to clear up, but also rein in, the “builder’s remedy.”

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Pines to Mines Trail Unites Community, Expands Accessibility, Drives Economic Growth in Nevada County

TRUCKEE, Calif. – About a decade ago, former Nevada County Supervisor Richard Anderson spearheaded a project that united trail advocates from across the county to explore ways of creating an interconnected trail network. At that time, the Truckee Trails Foundation …

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Truckee Town Council Moves Forward With Findings From Biomass, Bioenergy Study

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Town Council met on Tuesday, March 26, to discuss Wildephor Consulting's Biomass/Bioenergy study involving the use of an Air Curtain Burner (ACB) to manage woody biomass. 

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Empowering Farms, Enriching Communities: Inside the Force of Tahoe Food Hub

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Tucked away in the Truckee/Tahoe area lies a transformative force in the local food scene: the Tahoe Food Hub. This initiative isn't just about providing fresh produce; it's a comprehensive endeavor that promotes regenerative farming practices, fosters …

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LISTEN: Tahoe TAP Podcast With Julie Regan, Executive Director of the TRPA

This week the Tahoe TAP podcast brings you Julie Regan, Executive Director of the Tahoe Planning Agency (TRPA) to chat about affordable housing solutions, struggles and strategies.

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‘Amazing’ Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan presented

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – The Placer County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation on the development of a Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan and formation of a Destination Stewardship Council at its meeting in Kings Beach on Tuesday.

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Supervisors act on block grant, short-term rentals, SNOW Sports Museum

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – The Placer County Board of Supervisors held its meeting at the North Tahoe Event Center on Tuesday, Feb. 27 and discussed the closeout of the Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus, short-term vacation rentals ordinance, and the SNOW …

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Nevada County Supervisors recognize Truckee business owner

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Truckee resident and business owner, Bill Greeno, has recently received commendation from the Nevada County Board of Supervisors in recognition of his dedicated service as the Nevada County Planning Commissioner for District 5. Supervisor Hardy Bullock commenced …

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The Williamson Act: How the Law That Protects California’s Farmland Works

The Williamson Act, passed in 1965, now keeps more than 16 million acres of farmland out of the hands of developers. Here's how the law puts the brakes on the development of California agricultural properties.

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CEQA: The Surprising Story of CA’s Key Environmental Law

The California Environmental Quality Act, CEQA, is both the state’s signature environmental legislation, and is also often named as the villain in the state’s housing shortage. But the story may not be that simple.

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