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Longtime Tahoe planner is hired as the new assistant city manager

Susan Wood
New South Lake Tahoe Assistant City Manager Rick Angelocci poses with his daughters Larissa, left, and Sarah. / Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune

One could surmise many of the issues facing the city based on the background of Rick Angelocci, the assistant city manager who began work Tuesday.

Angelocci, 53, logged 22 years with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency as an associate planner, senior planner, chief of project review and chief of operations. He most recently ran Blue Lake Consulting, a development advisory firm.

With the city, he’ll head up planning, building, parks and recreation and airport operations, assisting City Manager Dave Jinkens in a range of activities.

“We need to build our strength on our planning processes,” Jinkens said of Angelocci’s skills as consultant and TRPA executive.

In particular, Angelocci intends to put his expertise to work on the Tahoe Valley Community Plan and on the city’s general plan. The overall blueprint for planning in the city awaits the outcome of the TRPA’s regional plan called Pathway which is now underway.

“I’ve attended every meeting. It’s exciting all the changes going on,” he said.

Angelocci tempered the enthusiasm with a more critical eye of the issues.

“We need to adjust to more of the big problems,” he said.

The assistant city manager post is one the South Lake Tahoe local government hasn’t filled in four years when longtime city employee Sue Schlerf left for a job in Reno’s local government.

Angelocci’s salary is $90,000.

He was selected out of 37 applicants received throughout California. Angelocci lives in the North Upper Truckee neighborhood with his two girls, Larissa, 11, and Sarah, 7 – his pride and joy.

When he’s not working or figuring out their bus schedules, Angelocci likes to play golf and travel. He took his daughters on a trip to Washington, D.C. recently. Sarah had requested visiting a place where he “went as a kid,” he said.

Angelocci grew up in West Virginia and Louisiana.

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