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County looking at Tahoe’s future

Andy Bourelle

Douglas County is taking care of some unfinished business.

In 1996, county decision-makers adopted a Douglas County Master Plan to outline the direction of the area’s development. Later that year, county commissioners approved a Douglas County Development Code to correspond with the plans.

At the time, however, officials excluded the development code for the Lake Tahoe portion of the county.

A draft of the Lake Tahoe code has been completed. The public-comment part of the process is just beginning, and a meeting will be held July 20 to discuss it. The document will tie together the information outlined in the community plans, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency codes and the existing Douglas County code.

“Hopefully, it will be a lot easier for us to interpret and provide information to the public,” said Mimi Moss, Douglas County planner. “It will combine everything into one document, so we’re all working with the same book.”

The county may adopt the final version of the code as early as September.

Copies of the draft development code can be viewed at the office of TRPA, 308 Dorla Court, Ste. 103, Round Hill, or at the Douglas County Community Development office, 1594 Esmeralda, Minden.

What: Douglas County Planning Commission Workshop

When: Tuesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Douglas County Administration Building, 175 U.S. Highway 50, Stateline

Information: Mimi Moss, (775) 782-6213

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