Lane explains departure from TRPA panel
The developer who was out of town when his resignation from a Tahoe Regional Planning Agency commission was reported said he quit the job for health and scheduling reasons.
“Nobody asked me to resign, I just did it because I thought it was the best thing for everyone’s interests,” said Randy Lane, managing partner of Falcon Capital, which is a part owner of the TRPA offices on Kingsbury Grade. “It was just hard for me to be there all the time.”
Lane, 59, served on the TRPA Advisory Planning Commission since he was appointed to the volunteer job in 1999. It meets each month to review the work of TRPA staff before it is heard by agency’s Governing Board.
Lane said a lot of his business takes him outside the basin. Also he finds it is easier for him to breathe at lower elevations.
He said “it probably wasn’t a good thing” that he served on the commission while owning the agency’s office, but there was no bias shown for building projects he brought before the TRPA. Lane excluded himself from voting on any of his projects.
Lane, as a developer in the Lake Tahoe Basin, worked with the TRPA for 27 years. He said he brought all that experience to his job on the commission.
Mike Riley, 62, an investment executive who lives in Douglas County, replaced Lane. He has lived in Douglas County for eight years and applied for the job after he saw it posted in a newspaper.