Convention center lease in spotlight |

Convention center lease in spotlight

Ironing out details of the lease for the Stateline convention center will be a major topic of discussion for the South Lake Tahoe City Council this week.

At its Nov. 6 meeting, the city council asked for more information regarding the number of days the city will be allowed to use the facilities, whether the South Tahoe Redevelopment Agency or the city of South Lake Tahoe will be the legal landlord of the convention center, and how long Rock Creek Resorts will be allowed to lease the facility.

The appropriate length of the lease drew opposing views from council members at the last meeting.

“I feel a 99-year lease is out the question,” Councilman Bill Crawford said. “That is far too long. I would think between a 30- and 40-year lease would be far more appropriate.”

Councilman Ted Long warned a lease shorter than 99 years could saddle the city with maintenance costs if Rock Creek Resorts decides to vacate the facility under a 30- or 40-year lease.

The council is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the city council chambers at the Lake Tahoe Airport.

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