Proposed local hiring policy returns to council |

Proposed local hiring policy returns to council

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – What preferences South Lake Tahoe should give small, locally-licensed businesses during competitive bidding processes will come before the City Council during their regular meeting Tuesday.

The council will again discuss a proposed ordinance that would give locally-licensed businesses with 25 or fewer employees or average gross annual receipts of $4 million or less during the past three tax years an advantage during the bidding processes.

The council recommended several changes to the wording of the initial hiring policy proposal, written by City Attorney Patrick Enright, during its June 22 meeting.

The changes include a $50,000 limit on the preference that could be given to any project, expanding the policy to include businesses based throughout all of Lake Tahoe Unified School District and loosening the requirements for a contractor to receive the small business preference based on the number of qualified subcontractors they use.

The council will also discuss amending increases to the city’s master fee schedule and review the proposed terms and conditions of agreements between the city and South Tahoe Public Utility District relating to Redevelopment Project Area No. 2 at their meeting next week.

Details of the agreement were not made available in the Council packet, but will be made available at Tuesday’s meeting.

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The City Council meets starting at 9 a.m. at the Lake Tahoe Airport located at 1901 Airport Road in South Lake Tahoe.

To view a complete meeting agenda, visit