Agency clears hurdle for more public access at West Shore marina |

Agency clears hurdle for more public access at West Shore marina

Gregory Crofton

The public may find some more room at the Tahoe City Marina in the near future.

The Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency last week approved a plan for the marina that calls for a number of slips to be rented on a weekly or biweekly basis instead of a seasonal basis, as is typical.

Shelly Aldean, a Carson City supervisor and Nevada Governing Board member, successfully lobbied for the slip rental program in an effort to provide more public access at the marina.

The rental program, to be conducted on a trial basis for at least two years, would affect 10 of 84 slips to be built at the marina under its master plan. There are 160 slips at the marina today, most are privately owned or used as berths for boat rentals.

Jim Phelan, general manager of the marina, said he does not know when the slips will be constructed, but he hopes to have them in place before 2008. When the slips are completed, the public will have access to the area, which would allow for dock fishing, an activity that has not been allowed at the marina for decades.

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