EDITORIAL: Cheers and Jeers | TahoeDailyTribune.com

EDITORIAL: Cheers and Jeers

CHEERS: To the South Lake Tahoe City Council for taking its time and listening to other jurisdictions while deciding on the proposed new redevelopment area. By shrinking the redevelopment area at its Tuesday meeting, the council showed a willingness to listen to the legitimate concerns of other entities – the South Tahoe Public Utility District and El Dorado County – about this community-changing endeavor. By delaying the vote until May, the council also allowed more time for discussion, a necessary step when considering a decision with a 45-year plan.

CHEERS: To the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center for taking steps to protect and support our children when they are at their most vulnerable. Children who are sexually assaulted in the South Tahoe area deserve comfort and familiarity after going through a horrendous ordeal – not an almost three-hour drive to Oakland. We encourage the community to participate in the April 17 Bowl-a-thon to help this organization raise the money needed to help sexually assaulted children locally.

CHEERS: To the ski season, which has blossomed into a successful one as we slowly try to eke out of this current economic recession. Fueled by frequent storms, ski resorts around the Basin reported positive numbers for this season. Those visitors in turn visited our local businesses and lodgings, adding more people and dollars to Tahoe’s economic engine this winter.

CHEERS: To the Lake Tahoe Unified School District for providing every student between third and 12th grade with a netbook. This distribution of technology helps level the playing field for our students and prepare them for the future.

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