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November 8, 2012
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Public meetings on TRPA regional plan update next week

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is putting the finishing touches on the final draft Regional Plan Update and associated documents and would like to hear the public's final thoughts on the plan during their two-day joint Advisory Planning Commission and Governing Board meetings taking place on Wednesday at the Chateau in Incline Village, and Nov. 15 at Harvey's Lake Tahoe in Stateline. The board is expected to take action on the Plan on Dec. 12.

Public comment is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. during Wednesday's meeting. The Regional Plan Update Committee will then convene in the afternoon to discuss new issues recently raised by Governing Board members and stakeholders during the Governing Board meeting in October.

Thursday's meeting will include recommendations from the Regional Plan Update Committee on possible new proposals to the Regional Plan Update discussed in committee the day before. Public comment on the final draft documents will begin at 1 p.m. at Harvey's.

"The Regional Plan Update is the result of extensive public input and we're committed to seeing that it meets environmental and community needs," said Joanne S. Marchetta, Executive Director of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. "We invite members of the public to give us their final thoughts on the Plan."

All Regional Plan Update final documents as well as the Governing Board agenda and packet are available on the TRPA website. TRPA staff will have USB thumb drives available for purchase at the November Governing Board meetings that contain the final draft Regional Plan Update and associated documents for a cost of $15 each. The Governing Board is scheduled to take action on the Regional Plan Update at their December 12 meeting taking place at Harvey's Lake Tahoe in Stateline.

"Over 5,000 people have weighed in on the vision for the Regional Plan Update over the last five years, "said Norma Santiago, El Dorado County Supervisor and Governing Board Chair. "It is exciting to see us so close to the finish line."

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 8, 2012 09:28PM Published Nov 8, 2012 09:25PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.