INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. and#8212; Lake Tahoeand#8217;s proposed regional plan could be in the hands of environmental consultant EDAW by next week, according to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency officials.
and#8220;Weand#8217;ve heard from the public, weand#8217;ve heard from all the stakeholders, weand#8217;ve done extensive work in house, we have additional and ongoing consultations with different groups including the conservation community and here we go,and#8221; said TRPA Spokesman Dennis Oliver. and#8220;We are ready to start putting a regional plan together that helps Lake Tahoe.and#8221;
The bi-state federal agency has been working on a regional plan update for almost five years. In June it released a summary of the options for the Regional Plan.
Now EDAW will review those options in addition to a project description and the proposed code changes needed to support the environmental policies that will eventually go to the TRPA Governing Board for approval.
The Regional Plan Update could be ready for approval by October 2010. Before then, TRPA officials will hold public meetings and hearings about the project.
and#8220;The publicand#8217;s role is not over, itand#8217;s just beginning,and#8221; Oliver said. and#8220;This may be the highest level of open transparent public vetting of any general plan or regional plan you could name.and#8221;