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In The News – Proposed amendments could make Tahoe skies darker

February 22, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in The Tahoe Daily Tribune on 2/22/24, Written by Brenna O’Boyle

GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA, Calif./Nev. – Proposed amendments to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s code could make Tahoe skies darker. 

So far, the amendments are only proposals that will go through many rounds of input at community and commission meetings this year, but if passed, could put regulations on outdoor lighting. 

TRPA Senior Planner Jacob Stock said at the agency’s Feb. 14 Advisory Planning Commission meeting, “We’re trying to balance dark sky preservation with property rights, of course,” as well as ensuring ease of implementation for property owners. 


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