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Letter: Parks and Rec commissioner invites comments

To the editor:

Hello, South Lake Tahoe. It is me, Stephen C. Reinhard. Contrary to popular belief, I did not fall off the face of the Earth after the City Council election. I would like to start off by thanking the more than 500 people who saw past the fear of the unknown candidate and voted for the vision of a prosperous Tahoe. I would like to personally thank the gentleman who believed in me enough to send me a $5 contribution; it was the only one I received.

I was recently appointed by the City Council to the Parks and Recreation Commission, a task I am eager to jump into. As an advisor to the Parks and Recreation Department, I am essentially the eyes and ears of the community. Since I can’t get out to meet you all, I would like for you to write to me with your ideas and comments so that I might best advise the department of the wishes of the community.

Please send all ideas and comments, no matter what they are, to P.O. Box 8514; South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 96158. You might have some of the same desires that I do. Would you like to see a driving range at Bijou, so we can receive revenue from lessons and range ball rental? Or would you like to see the old Shell station turned into an end cap for the linear park? It could be a place for bikers and runners to meet with a grassy area, public restrooms, picnic tables and water fountains. Or maybe you would like a community radio station.

Some of your suggestions, and even mine, are beyond the scope of the Parks and Recreation Department. Without your input, I would not be able to be the voice of the community. Being able to provide your ideas to the people with the knowledge and power to affect change would help me do the best possible job as a commissioner and representative for the community.

Stephen C. Reinhard

South Lake Tahoe

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