Chamber raises familiar issue |

Chamber raises familiar issue

by Sally J. Taylor

The Tahoe-Douglas Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Tuesday will discuss the effort by the Tahoe Citizens Committee to revive Nevada Assembly Bill 413, which was killed earlier this legislative session.

The meeting begins at 8 a.m. at Horizon Lake Tahoe.

AB 413 would have created a community school board for Lake Tahoe schools in both Douglas County within the county school district structure.

Michael Jabara of the Tahoe Citizens Committee is hoping the measure can be revived in a less controversial form. He has been an outspoken supporter of governmental autonomy at the lake at various levels.

Former chamber president George Echan, and a member trustee of the Douglas County School District, considers the proposal too controversial, even in its revised form.

“It’s time to heal the wounds,” he said in a letter to the chamber board and others involved in the issue.

In other business the board will consider support for a bill authored by Senator Diane Feinstein to give Lake Tahoe a special federal designation.

The board will also consider a replacement for Paul Middlebrook, who has resigned from the board.

For more information, call the chamber office at (775) 588-4591.

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