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The South Lake Tahoe City Council will hold a special meeting on Friday focusing on how it conducts its meetings.

The council bases its meeting procedures on Rosenberg’s Rules of Order, and Judge Dave Rosenberg, who wrote the rules, will facilitate a workshop on Friday.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. in council chambers at the Lake Tahoe Airport. The public will have an opportunity to comment.

Still time to sign up for tree removal

El Dorado County has extended the deadline for private property owners to sign up for hazardous tree removal in the Angora fire burn area. Property owners now have until 5 p.m. Sept. 17 to sign up for the program. This date is a 10-day extension from the original deadline.

“Extending the deadline is the right thing to do,” El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Laura Gill said in a press statement. “The county has put together a cost-effective opportunity for residents and property owners, and we want to make sure everyone affected has ample time to take advantage of it.”

Since the program was made available in late August, 214 sites are now registered for the county’s tree removal program. To date, 500 tons of hazardous trees have been diverted to the lumber mill.

Property owners may sign up for the hazard tree removal program by completing a right-of-entry permit, as well as a right-of-entry permit addendum. Both forms must be returned to the County Environmental Management Department at 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 303, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

Homeowners who previously participated in the structural debris removal program need only complete and submit the right-of-entry addendum. Both forms are available at

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