Another Heavenly hearing slated for July 26 |

Another Heavenly hearing slated for July 26

Amanda Fehd

In a turnaround from previous statements, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency said Friday it will hold another public hearing on the changes proposed to Heavenly Mountain Resort’s master plan.

TRPA spokeswoman Julie Regan said the agency’s leadership team decided last week to allot a time-certain slot for a public hearing at the July 26 governing board meeting on the North Shore.

Management at Heavenly Mountain Resort and the U.S. Forest Service were also in favor of holding another hearing, according to Heavenly’s Blaise Carrig and the forest supervisor Terri Marceron.

The last hearing, on June 28, was delayed by about five hours, and leaders on both sides of the issue said they saw their supporters leave before there was a chance to speak.

“We felt this is something we could do to demonstrate our commitment to listening to the public,” Regan said. “We really don’t want anyone to feel like they didn’t have the opportunity to speak. The meeting did go on longer than anticipated. We know how important it is to the community. We wanted to err on the side of being more inclusive.”

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