At-large Nevada Tahoe post remains unfilled
A split vote of the Nevada Tahoe Regional Planning Agency stalled selection of a replacement for the at-large slot vacated by Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman Brian Sandoval.
Meanwhile, NTRPA continues searching for candidates to fill the post for next year’s term, which starts Jan. 1 and runs for one year.
Sandoval, who also resigned his gaming post, has said he may run for attorney general in 2002.
The NTRPA vote would have filled the rest of Sandovol’s term, which expires at the year’s end.
But NTRPA was unable to choose between Carson City Supervisor Kay Bennett and Incline resident Guy Burge.
Bennett has served on the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board and chaired the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District. Burge, a geoscientist, is currently the vice president of the NTCD board.
“I would guess they were choosing between (Bennett’s) experience and (Burge’s) neutrality,” said Nevada Division of State Lands executive director Mike Del Grosso. State Lands helps administer NTRPA.
The at-large NTRPA member also serves on the Governing Board of the bistate TRPA, and provides a “critical” function, according to Washoe County Commissioner and board member Jim Galloway.
“This position is critical for the state because it ensures Nevada has a strong voice in TRPA when deciding Tahoe Basin-wide policies,” he said.
State Lands’ Del Grosso said although he had received calls from four people interested in serving next year, and didn’t yet have anything in writing, he expected to have a list ready in time for the next NTRPA meeting Oct. 24.
Applications for next year’s term will be accepted through Oct. 12. For further information, call (775) 687-4364.
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