South Lake Tahoe city council selects new leaders for 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — City council members voted for new officers for 2016, selecting Wendy David as mayor and Austin Sass as mayor pro tem.
David, who served as mayor pro tem for 2015, replaces councilman Hal Cole as mayor.
“It’s an honor to be chosen to lead the city council for 2016,” David said.
The person selected for mayor pro tem is usually expected to serve as mayor the following year, according to Cole.
Sass was selected over councilman Tom Davis as mayor pro tem, who also put his name in the hat.
David said the city accomplished a lot in 2015, including the celebration of its 50th anniversary, updating and overhauling vacation home rental policies and the opening of the Bijou Bike Park on Al Tahoe Boulevard.
“The new year promises to be as productive the last as we work with all of our partners,” Davis said. “Striving together is the important thing for the South Shore.”
The city council also made its appointments for various boards and commissions.
David will represent the city on boards for the Cal-Tahoe Joint Powers Authority, the Clean Tahoe Program, Tahoe Prosperity Center, South Lake Tahoe Basin Waste Management Joint Powers Authority, the Community Play Consortium, and the City Selection Committee. She will also be an alternate for the Tahoe Transportation District.
Sass will represent the city on the boards of Tahoe Transportation District, El Dorado County Local Agency Formation Commission, the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Joint Powers Authority, and act as an alternate on the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board.
Councilman Hal Cole will serve on the boards of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and South Tahoe Redevelopment Successor Agency.
Councilman Tom Davis will serve on the boards for California Tahoe Conservancy, the Cal-Tahoe Joint Powers Authority, and the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. In addition he will serve as an alternate on the South Lake Tahoe Basin Waste Management JPA and the South Tahoe Redevelopment Successor Agency.
Councilwoman JoAnn Conner will serve as the representative to the League of California Cities.
The city council also appointed Gerri Grego to continue her role on the board of the El Dorado County Commission on Aging. Scott Weavil was appointed to serve on the TRPA Advisory Planning Commission.