City receives state grant for parking study |

City receives state grant for parking study

The California Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded a $35,000 grant to the city of South Lake Tahoe to conduct a comprehensive study of parking needs and possible solutions in the city.

The City Council authorized city staff to submit an application for this competitive grant opportunity on June 2.

The idea to submit this grant application to HCD arose following discussion and input from City Council members when issues of adequate parking came up at a council meeting.

“The City Council is working to see the development of alternate forms of transportation to the motor vehicle, but we must also be certain that adequate parking is provided to accommodate the needs of locals and visitors who will continue to use their autos,” City Manager David Jinkens said Sunday in a press statement.

“City government officials will continue to work to enhance opportunities for public transit, walking and biking trails, needed pedestrian facilities, and air service. We must not forget that many people still use and will continue to use their vehicle to travel, and we must be certain that we have intelligently planned for this use in our community whether in and around the proposed convention center/hotel, in the vicinity of the Ski Run Marina, or in the emerging Tahoe Valley Community Plan” Jinkens added.

The city’s Department of Redevelopment and Housing prepared the grant application. Proposals for conducting the work will be sought by city staff and brought back to the City Council for approval.

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