South Lake Tahoe City Council votes to defend Measure T in court
South Lake Tahoe City Council unanimously decided to defend the city’s voter-approved vacation home rental ban against a lawsuit.
The 5-0 vote to defend Measure T came in closed session Tuesday morning.
City attorney Heather Stroud read out the action at the start of the open session meeting.
Council conveyed that it recognizes the will of the voters, who approved Measure T in 2018 by 58 votes. It also stated that council recognizes the issue may not be resolved by the lawsuit and that future ballot initiatives could be a possibility.
Following passage of Measure T, which will ban VHRs outside of the tourist core and commercial zones, a group called the South Lake Tahoe Property Owners Group filed a lawsuit claiming the measure is unconstitutional.
The city had sought to try and find a compromise ballot measure to settle the lawsuit. However, the group that put Measure T on the ballot refused to back a proposed compromise.
Click here to read our coverage of the proposed compromise.