New Web site for TRPA |

New Web site for TRPA

Gregory Crofton
Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune Erin Hasty, a communications intern at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, views a link from the agency's updated Web site on Friday.

For the last month people who visited the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Web site found it a lot different, filled with text and drop-down menus to make it more useful.

The redesign also includes a new search function, the ability to download permit applications or find out the agenda for the next TRPA public meeting and where it will be conducted.

“We redesigned the site so it basically functions around issues,” said Angel Moniot, TRPA spokeswoman. “And the layout makes it a lot easier to navigate.”

The site also includes access to a database that determines whether vacant lots are buildable or if required erosion controls, or Best Management Practices, have been installed on the lot.

Or if a building application has been submitted to the agency, the Web site allows someone with an assessor’s parcel number to find out the status of their project.

“In addition, all of our public documents such as the Code of Ordinances, the Shorezone Draft Environmental Impact Statement and the TRPA Compact are available to download directly to your home computer,” said Julie Regan, TRPA communications director.

Future improvements to the Web site could allow users to view or listen to TRPA meetings and fill out customer feedback surveys posted online.

The U.S. Congress established the TRPA in 1969 by approving a bistate compact agreed to by California and Nevada. The compact calls for the agency to regulate growth while protecting Lake Tahoe. For more information, call Regan at (775) 588-4547 ext. 237.

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