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June 12, 2012
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Tahoe Basin Community Plan Update process moves forward

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Placer County will hold its second Community Workshop for the Tahoe Basin Community Plan Update from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the North Tahoe North Tahoe Event Center.

According to a press release from the county, Wednesday’s workshop will help local resident groups assist the county in developing future zoning and development standards and design guidelines for North Tahoe.

There are four county working groups representing four Plan Areas which encompass the Tahoe Basin Community Plan boundary within Placer County’s portion of the Tahoe Basin:

• West Shore Plan Area, which includes Homewood, Sunnyside and Tahoma.

• Greater Tahoe City HPlan Area, which includes Tahoe City, Lake Forest, Dollar Hill and the Tahoe City Gateway.

• North Tahoe West Plan Area, which includes Carnelian Bay and Tahoe Vista.

• North Tahoe East Plan Area, which includes Kings Beach and Brockway.

An initial workshop session was held in May. Then, each Plan Area Team identified a community vision statement and community/design themes for their area. According to the press release, the vision statements will be used to help draft the development standards and design guidelines aimed to also help guide land use development over the next 20 years.

“The willingness of sometimes opposed groups to work together to create a strong, sustainable vision for their communities was heartening,” said Placer County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Jennifer Montgomery, in a statement. “The Community Plan update is the best opportunity for local residents and business owners to work with the county to develop a long-term plan for their neighborhoods that is crafted and supported by the individual communities.”

California Law requires cities and counties to prepare and adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan every 20 years. General/Community Plans include seven elements: land use; housing; circulation; conservation; open space; noise; and safety. Additionally, in the Lake Tahoe Basin, plans must be consistent with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Regional Plan Update.

The county will hold a Town Hall Meeting in late June to provide the community with information and a status report on the Community Plan Update. Date and location will be announced.

For information, contact Crystal Jacobsen at 530-745-3000, or visit the county’s website at

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 12, 2012 08:20PM Published Jun 12, 2012 08:18PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.