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Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and Rec Commission to hold meetings Thursday

Sebastian Foltz
sfoltz@tahoedailytribune.com
Cyclists cruise along the new Sawmill Bike Path connection between South Lake Tahoe and Meyers, California, in October of 2015. The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Commission and Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority will hold their monthly meetings this week to address current projects and efforts moving forward.
Courtesy / El Dorado County |

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA) and City of South Lake Tahoe will host a busy day of public meetings on Thursday, Nov. 12, to discuss their respective agendas moving forward.

PARKS AND REC

City Parks and Recreation Commission officials will hold their monthly meeting at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Lake Tahoe Airport. The commission will review progress of their ongoing projects, including the Greenway Trail Project and Bijou Bike Park connection trails. Both recently received state grant money and continue to be evaluated. Progress on Regan Beach and Recreation and Swim Complex renovation plans will also be addressed along with other status updates regarding the city’s Recreation Master Plan.

“There are so many irons in the fire,” city recreation manager Lauren Thomaselli said regarding the department’s numerous projects. “We’re thrilled that we’re moving forward as aggressively as we have been.”

VISITORS AUTHORITY

The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority will conduct its monthly board meeting at 3 p.m. in the LTVA Executive Conference Room. Officials will address the group’s marketing strategy for the region and proposed changes to their approach.

“We want to change the direction for winter and summer,” LTVA executive director Carol Chaplin said. “Everybody can have pretty pictures. What we are looking for is to stand out.”

Chaplin added that the group will stay the course with their current strategy, but could look at reviewing their branding in the future.

LTVA will also award roughly $55,000 in grant funding to local nonprofit applicants from the American Century Championship’s grant.

Additionally, the board will review potential media partnerships with this year’s SnowGlobe festival and discuss their Amgen Tour of California plans. The cycling race recently awarded South Lake Tahoe with a stage finish for the men’s race and a women’s race start and finish.

PLANNING COMMISSION

The City Planning Commission will meet Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Among agenda items, the group will discuss the South Lake Tahoe Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan’s environmental review status.