City reaches settlement with League over general plan
February 13, 2012
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Lake Tahoe and the League to Save Lake Tahoe have entered into a settlement agreement in which the League agrees to drop its appeal of their lawsuit against the city regarding its General Plan Update and the city agrees not to seek payment for legal fees, according to a Monday statement.
Last month, a federal judge dismissed the League’s lawsuit against the city. The settlement agreement marks the conclusion of a protracted legal battle.
“The court affirmed the City’s position that the GPU itself cannot and has not harmed the environment or the community as the League argued it would,” Mayor Clair Fortier said in the statement. “The City’s General Plan Update is one of the greenest and most sustainable plans in the state of California. We are proud of our plan and the community we aspire to be. Let’s hope that the settlement of this lawsuit heralds a new beginning to working through the problems and potentials of Lake Tahoe outside of a courtroom.”