Nutting makes point on TRPA |

Nutting makes point on TRPA

Mike Pottage

El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting, a candidate running against Rico Oller in the 4th Assembly District, says he really isn’t a fan of a non-elected bureaucracy to direct the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

In fact, Nutting says the regional planning agency leadership ought to be made democratic and face the voters on a regular basis.

The problem with that concept of having elected officials in control of government policy in the Tahoe Basin is that it would take an act of Congress or an election involving all the voters in both Nevada and California to change the TRPA direction.

An election, Nutting said, would be too expensive to contemplate. So, while he would like to see TRPA elections, he is opposed to a two-state ballot measure.

“I’d rather see that money fill potholes,” he remarked.

Nutting elaborated on the comments he made at the recent candidate forum, comments reported in the May 12 edition of the Tahoe Daily Tribune. He said he wanted to make clear his opposition is not to an elected board, but to the process that is needed to achieve it.

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