County drops some development responsibilities
March 7, 2009
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ” Last week, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors suspended a key portion of the county’s memorandum of understanding with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
The temporary suspension of a part of the memorandum was undertaken due to budget cuts and a shortage of properly trained staff to complete the work included in the memorandum, according to a press statement from the county.
The portion of the memorandum that was suspended authorized the county to review, permit and enforce a wide range of activities such as various transfer processes, “banking” of coverage and development rights, and other minor permits.
Supervisors agreed to the suspension from March 1 through June 30, 2010.
County Development Services Director Roger Trout expects the suspension to allow sufficient time to provide training to county staff to eventually resume the additional TRPA-related responsibilities.
Any permits currently in review, permitted, or under inspection by the county will continue under the county review.
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The bulk of the building permit activity, including single-family residences, will still be reviewed, permitted, and enforced by El Dorado County.
The South Lake Tahoe Building Services office at 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Room 302, will continue to be open from 8-11:30 a.m. on regular working days for walk-in customer services. Appointments are available at: 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
County Building Services can be reached at: (530) 621-5315.