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February 3, 2012
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TRPA executive director to host fireside chat

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's Executive Director Joanne Marchetta will host a fireside chat at Lake Tahoe Community College on Wednesday, according to a statement from the agency.

The discussion will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and the topic will be “21st Century Environmentalism and the Regional Plan Update.”

The chat is the first of two evening talks on how Marchetta is transitioning the TRPA from its once-needed focus on stopping runaway growth and parcel-by-parcel regulation, to one focused on encouraging 21st century environmentalism, according to the statement.

This new direction involves public/private partnerships to revitalize Tahoe's built environment, attain environmental goals and transition to more permitting by local governments.

“Today's challenge is not the issue of growth, but the existing outdated infrastructure polluting Lake Tahoe and contributing to clarity loss,” Marchetta said in the statement. “One emphasis of the Regional Plan Update is on fixing the existing built environment. This means upgrading facilities to install both state-of-the-art water quality treatments as well as other forms of up-to-date conservation measures, while at the same time revitalizing our communities.”

The public is invited to join Marchetta at the discussion.

For more information, contact Kristi Boosman at 775-589-5230 or

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 3, 2012 02:03PM Published Feb 3, 2012 02:00PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.