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Vacation home rental concerns

The article about the town hall meeting on vacation home rentals (VHR) did not mention some of the citizens major concerns. Questions were raised concerning the fact that the rentals do not adhere to the laws concerning the American Disabilities Act, the federal laws concerning hot tubs (of which the city could be sued for millions if there is a death), the off-site parking, homes are not being rented to a single family, and that a commercial business is being operated in a residentially zoned area. Hopefully the city council will propose a moratorium on new VHR's until it can get a better handle on the problems.

Jerry Goodman

South Lake Tahoe

Coaches dismissed

Although I recognize this is a tempest in a teapot, I can't help but question the wisdom of the high school principal in his approach to the four high school coaching positions this fall. Could anyone explain to me what was said in the article printed, I believe, March 27? I read the article three times but could not understand the language used or what the words meant. What I do know is that the positions described as "open" were not voluntarily vacated by the current coaches. The school administration capriciously made that decision. Apparently they are having a difficult time filling these positions, but seem to be spinning this to our community to make the administrators appear proactive as opposed to ineffectual. Very good coaches were unceremoniously dismissed without due process and now the school district is scrambling to fill positions that few would want considering the failure of the school to support these coaches and their hard work. It is shameful, and worst of all the student athletes suffer from this confusing and disruptive approach to coaches trying to build a successful program or who have built successful programs. I encourage the reader to look at the records for all these coaches. Although I was not directly dismissed by the school district, I do have concerns about how the district is operating within our community. They should be accountable for their actions that are inconsistent with creating successful student athletes as well as successful coaches. These coaches are significant long-term members of our community, who generously offered their time, energy and knowledge to the student athletes as opposed to those who are new to our community and who have not or may not remain committed to our community, yet are in positions to directly affect our community.

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Steve Maxwell

JV Soccer Coach

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