Sales tax increase on council’s agenda |

Sales tax increase on council’s agenda

Susan Wood

Community outreach tops the agenda at the South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The council will hear a report declaring results of a community survey mailed last month. The survey, with results unavailable as of Friday, asked city residents if they would be inclined to support an increase in the 7.25 percent sales tax, among other inquiries.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda, the council should nail down items of discussion at its May 11 town hall meeting. The city will allow people to express their opinions, in addition to probably covering redevelopment, affordable housing, revenue proposals, its strategic plan, fire prevention policies and the budget.

To try to maintain funding for its snow removal equipment and services, the city will also have a public hearing Tuesday regarding its $20 parcel tax. It will forward comments to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, which participates in a Joint Powers Agreement with the city on the county service area fee.

The possible formation of a Business Improvement District to fund marketing efforts will make the agenda, and the council will review changes to city code that may allow for 12 arts and crafts shows, four more this summer.

Recreation enthusiasts may get an update on Measure S through a report by city Parks Superintendent Steve Weiss. Other presentations include Pathway 2007 by TRPA Executive Director John Singlaub and “Living With Fire” by Ed Smith of the University of Nevada, Reno.

– Susan Wood can be reached at (530) 541-3880 or via e-mail at

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