News briefs: South Lake Tahoe City Council filing period extended and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe City Council filing period extended and more


The City of South Lake Tahoe, in consolidation with the El Dorado County Elections Department, will be conducting an election on Nov. 8 for two city council members. The filing period opened on July 18 and closes on Aug. 12. One of the eligible incumbents, council member Hal Cole, officially notified the city that he will not be filing for candidacy for the Nov. 8 election. Therefore a five day extension will be added, making the filing closing date Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m.

All interested persons must be a registered voter and reside within the City of South Lake Tahoe at the time nomination papers are issued.

Contact City Clerk Susan Alessi at 530-542-6004 or email to schedule an appointment for issuance of nominations papers before the Aug. 17 deadline.

City council members receive a monthly compensation in the amount of $946. Council members and dependents are also eligible for city medical/dental benefits and are enrolled in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

The City of South Lake Tahoe does not have a filing fee. However, there is a charge for candidates who wish to file and have printed a Candidate Statement in the sample ballot. If a candidate chooses to submit a Candidate Statement for printing in the sample ballot, a fee of $350 for English and/or $446 for Spanish is required by the El Dorado County Elections Department.

Nomination papers can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office located at 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, California. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact the city clerk at 530-542-6004 to schedule an appointment for filing.

The oath of office to newly elected council members will be administered at the Tuesday, Dec. 13, city council meeting.


The City of South Lake Tahoe has introduced a new parking rate of $5 after 5 p.m. at the Heavenly Village Parking Garage located at 1 Bellamy Court. This reduced rate is in response to businesses in the area that have made requests to establish a reduced evening rate.

The newly established rate provides an evening rate of $1.50 an hour with a maximum total charge of $5 for evening hours.

The ticketless system at the Heavenly Village Parking Garage relies on license plate recognition and your phone number for entry and exit to the facility.

Follow this easy process:

1) Enter phone number on keypad at parking garage entrance and proceed on the “green” light.

2) When complete with your visit at the Shops at Heavenly Village, go to the automated payment kiosk located on the first floor of the parking garage next to the elevator doors.

3) Enter your phone number into kiosk.

4) Submit payment.

5) Once in vehicle proceed to parking garage exit. Enter phone number on keypad at parking garage exit and proceed on the “green” light.


The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe will be hosting a farmers market with the help of the University of California Cooperative Extension on Wednesday, Aug.17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This summer, University of California Cooperative Extension has started a nutrition program at the club.

Each week, a different grade is able to learn about the healthy fruits and vegetables that are easily accessible here in South Lake Tahoe.

There will be a variety of stations and stands for members to help ingrain the healthy habits that UCCE has been teaching members throughout the summer. There will be a fruit stand and vegetable stand, where kids will learn the importance of incorporating these food groups in their diet through interactive games and tastings. One stand will be dedicated to the Master Food Preservers where kids will learn different ways to preserve food and get a change to taste food that has been preserved.

A station will have a smoothie bike where kids get to make a fruit and vegetable smoothie on a blending bike as well as being able to exercise at the same time. Physical activity is important for kids of all ages and UCCE will have an obstacle course to teach kids how much fun physical activity can be without actually knowing it.

“We hope to have this farmers market for many years to come and are very excited for this opportunity to teach the kids in our community the importance of eating and living healthy,” said Jude Wood, executive director. “The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe would like to take this opportunity for the awesome collaboration between the UC Cooperative Extension in our community. We are grateful for the team work and never ending education that UCCE brings to the club.”

The farmers market is supported by a grant from the Network Seed Fund.

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