Letter to the editor: Leave us out of the Loop | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Letter to the editor: Leave us out of the Loop

The Tahoe Transportation District Board of Directors heeded the advice of Councilman Bruce Grego and other board members and decided to check in with the City of South Lake Tahoe regarding the city government’s preferences concerning the proposed Loop Road alignment. Opponents of the existing road alignment were heartened at this action. The TTD Board decided to again discuss the matter at its September meeting.

Naked Fish owner Michael McKeen, other opponents and I are pleased that the TTD Board has allowed the matter to come back to the City Council for comment and direction. I understand that a special meeting of the City Council will be held Aug. 28 to discuss this matter.

Residents and business owners in opposition to the existing Loop Road alignment are asking the City Council to take a simple but important action. We want the City Council to tell the TTD Board that the current Loop Road alignment – which would destroy 93 private properties and displace hundreds of existing residents – is unacceptable and no further work on this option be done.

We stand ready, willing, and able to work with city leaders, TTD Board members and staff and the community toward a vision that would create a more pedestrian, bicycle and transit-friendly area developed in and around Heavenly Village. All of us want to be part of a positive solution and a transparent planning process that benefits the entire community.

The City Council should be encouraged by the community to make the right choice and vote to protect existing city businesses, existing city property owners and existing city residents.

Let’s all work together to come up with a viable solution that respects and protects the rights of city residents and property owners.

David Jinkens

South Lake Tahoe

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