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In The News – Who’s protecting Tahoe? Regulatory agency enamored with development, say critics

January 20, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in the Reno Gazette-Journal on 1/20/24, Written by Dana Gentry

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, charged since 1969 with protecting Lake Tahoe from overdevelopment, has lost sight of its mission and lacks accountability, according to a number of California and Nevada residents, including Nevada Secretary of State Francisco Aguilar, a member of the TRPA’s governing board.  

Aguilar is the only member of the 15-person board to vote last month against sweeping regional development changes designed to increase density near town centers in the name of providing housing to workers at all income levels, according to Nevada Current.

The TRPA says the changes could result in 40% savings on rent by allowing unlimited density, buildings up to five stories, and exemptions for standard parking requirements in certain areas. 


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