This is in response to Sandy Evans Hall's My Turn (Nov. 1, 2012) "Putting a stop to the rumor mill."
In regard to the Tahoe City Visioning Options, one need not "hear" a rumor of what has been proposed, as it is all quite visible on the "charrette" that was drawn by Design Workshop, to which the Tahoe City PUD and other entities granted thousands of dollars.
Really, since when does a public entity pay for designs to private property? If one has followed the process of the TRPA Regional Plan Update, the Placer County Community Plan Update, and now the Tahoe City Visioning Process, it's no wonder there is a lot of talk around town - people are upset!
The following is a statement from the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association's commitment to stewardship, "The essential qualities of clean water, fresh air, scenic beauty, open space, abundant plant and animal life, and opportunities for public recreation are elements that attract residents and visitors to the region. Maintaining and enhancing these qualities and assuring access to them is of primary importance for our economic and environmental health and well-being."
I highly agree with this philosophy, yet I don't see where it fits into the new "vision" which could equate to far too much development - hence taking away all the things we love about Lake Tahoe.
The future of Tahoe City relies upon restoration and sustainability both environmentally and economically. A little revitalization of town would go a long way, big development will not.