TRPA: Boat evasion enforcement highlights monthly meeting
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Tahoe’s environmental oversight and planning agency is set to discuss enforcement of boat inspection compliance, a bicycle and pedestrian plan and updates to the shorezone program.
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency legal committee will convene at 8:30 a.m. in Stateline, Nev. to discuss the staff-proposed fine of $5000 levied against Mark Kanev for illegally evading Lake Tahoe boat inspectors.
On June 28, Kanev was ordered by inspectors to have his boat decontaminated due to the possibility of invasive species being on board the vessel. Instead, later that day, Kanev went to another inspection station and gave false information and was permitted to launch on Lake Tahoe. When he missed his decontamination appointment on July 1, authorities were alerted and his boat was found moored in Rubicon Bay and subsequently removed.
Following the adjournment of the legal committee, the TRPA governing board will vote on whether to approve the Lake Tahoe Region Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, according to the governing board packet issued by the TRPA.
“The purpose of the bicycle and pedestrian plan is to provide a vision and guidelines for developing a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian support system, which includes a network of maintained sidewalks, bicycle paths, lanes, and routes; support facilities such as bicycle racks; and outreach and education programs throughout the Lake Tahoe Region,” the governing board packet states.
The governing board will further be asked to vote on code and zoning amendments to the shorezone program including a request that future projects adhere to scenic protection requirements and the establishment of fees for non-operational buoys, according to TRPA Spokesman Dennis Oliver.
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