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Workshops focus on spending, airport plans

Tribune staff report

A South Lake Tahoe public workshop Feb. 10 focuses on the City Council's strategic priorities and criteria for community reinvestment. It starts at 3 p.m.

"If you only have $1 and need $1.50, how do you make those decisions?" City Manager Nancy Kerry said. "It's about the criteria from which you make financial decisions."

Councilwoman JoAnn Conner said the workshop is a chance for people to let the city know how money should be spent.

The city might end up with a surplus after last year's budget, but is already facing demands for the money. Should the city invest in recreation opportunities such as bike paths, fix roads, replace aging vehicles and equipment, hire more staff?

With bids in for the Harrison Avenue project, the city is looking at a financing gap of anywhere from $700,000 to $1.7 million to pay for that work.

"It's a chance for the public to say when we get extra money, this is where we'd like to see it go," Conner said of the workshop.

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Another public workshop at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 focuses on the airport master plan being created for Lake Tahoe Airport.

People are invited to come and learn more about possible development options at the airport and to share their preferences. One option being studied is the feasibility of bringing commercial air service back to the airport.

Both workshops will be held in the City Council Chambers at 1901 Airport Road.

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