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Local briefs: city releases Vacation Home Rental online survey, and more


The City of South Lake Tahoe wants to study the impacts that short-term vacation rentals have on local neighborhoods, and they need public input.

A recently released survey is part of the data-gathering process for the study commissioned by the city to determine the socio-economic impact of VHRs on South Lake Tahoe.

The study — conducted by Michael Baker International and California State University’s Public Policy and Administration Department — will determine the impact under three different conditions: no changes to existing policies, moratorium on new VHR permits, and phasing out VHR permits.

To take the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLT_VHR_Resident_Survey or find the link through the City of South Lake Tahoe’s website, http://www.cityofslt.us.

A public workshop on vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe is also coming up on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6 – 8 p.m. It will take place at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

For questions, contact Amy Sinsheimer at asinsheimer@mbakerintl.com.


Two TRPA Governing Board committees will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the TRPA offices in Stateline, Nevada at 128 Market Street.

The Nevada Tahoe Regional Planning Agency meets at 8 a.m. to select a Nevada member-at-large to serve a one-year term. The Regional Plan Implementation Committee meets at 9 a.m.

Agenda items include discussion and possible direction on the Placer County Tahoe Basin Area Plan and Tahoe City Lodge final environmental impact report, and discussion and possible direction on shoreline planning concepts.

A recommendation on proposed amendments to update TRPA’s Regional Plan Maps and Code of Ordinances to integrate geographic information system mapping and corresponding technical correction updates will also be made.

All Governing Board meetings are open to the public and broadcast live online at http://www.trpa.org, where you can also find a full agenda and board packet.


Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Antti to the position of Assistant Chief. Antti has served the Fire District for 24 years. He was hired as a firefighter/paramedic in June 1992, promoted to Captain in February 2003, and to Battalion Chief in June 2013.

Chief Antti has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science and a Fire Officer’s Certification from the California State Fire Marshal’s Office. He is a certified EMT II, hazardous materials technician/specialist, and hazardous device technician.

He has also participated in courses on fire/post-blast investigation, high/low angle rescue, vehicle extrication, sub-surface water rescue, and ice rescue. Chief Antti was the first certified ice rescue technician for the department and has played a large role in the ice rescue program development and training of all other department personnel.

He has served on the Health and Safety Committee, as a peer fitness trainer, as Bomb Squad Commander and as the Fire District’s Terrorism Liaison Officer.

Throughout his career, Antti has developed and taught courses to the Fire District, neighboring jurisdictions, local businesses, schools, the U.S. Military, and other government agencies nationally and internationally.

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is an “All Risk” Department providing Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression, Advanced Life Support, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Forest Fuels Management, and Emergency Rescue. The dedicated professionals respond to approximately 2,000 emergency calls annually.


The Lake Tahoe Community College District recently announced the selection of four finalists for the position of Superintendent/President: Dr. JoAnna Schilling, Dr. Bryan Reece, Dr. Matthew Wetstein and Mr. Jeff DeFranco.

Public forums will take place in LTCC’s Board/Aspen Room in the library building on Thursday, Nov. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. The forums will finish at approximately 3:30 p.m. and are open to all community members, students, faculty and staff. A detailed forum schedule is available online at http://www.LTCC.edu/news.

For those who cannot attend the public forums, links to a live stream will be provided on the college’s website at http://www.LTCC.edu/news, and also on the college’s Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/LakeTahoeCommunityCollege.

LTCC’s Board of Trustees will interview the four finalists on Friday, Nov. 18. A final selection will be announced by the trustees at their Tuesday, Dec. 6, meeting.


Widowed Persons of South Lake Tahoe invites widows and widowers of all ages to join in one of its functions. It is a social organization that enjoys the camaraderie of each other and the helping and sharing of dining, concerts, plays, picnics, shows, snowshoeing, hiking and much more. For more information, call 530-542-2437.


Al Anon meets every Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Unity at the Lake, located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. It’s a support group for people affected by alcoholism.


An ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game is planned for Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. in the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Call John Guerry at 530-543-0237 or 530-318-3887 and email jguerrysr!@gmail.com. This is a year-round event.

Lake Tahoe Men’s Bridge Club meets every Thursday to play bridge year-round. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s a casual game with lunch at noon.

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