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August 12, 2012
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Letter to the Editor: Incline Village should give up its elitist mindset

This is in response to the article “Residents voice major concerns about Incline Village trails plan.”

Me, me, me — what is happening to our country? It’s my money, it’s my property, it’s my beach. Mine, mine, mine — who do we think we are? Are we so arrogant that we believe we got to where we are by ourselves? That we have no responsibilities to the people who have worked to help us have our huge homes (Incline) in beautiful places (Tahoe). That they don’t have the same freedoms to visit and enjoy Tahoe, hiking, going to the beach and camping? And I do believe the beaches at the lake are public.

The businesses around the lake might disagree with you that this is not a recreation destination, and that we do not want droves of tourists coming to the lake. But that is what our economy is at the lake — tourists.

I grew up in Kings Beach, and in 1955, Incline Village did not exist. You could only go as far as the Mandevilles’ place, they were the caretakers for the owners of the home there. If TRPA had their requirements in place then, there probably wouldn’t even be an Incline Village.

The people who believe that because they have the money, that gives them the power to dictate to others who don’t have as much — it does not. You who have much have more responsibility to see that the people who don’t have as much enjoy the same country and freedoms too. That is where your power should be aimed at.

Rebecca Wolf

South Lake Tahoe

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 12, 2012 03:56PM Published Aug 12, 2012 03:56PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.