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April 19, 2023 | Linda Offerdahl
Incline Village has a few community issues to address this month and your engagement is needed!
The location of an Incline Village Mobility Hub has generated mixed opinions. It is important for Incline Village to be a part of the regional solution for transportation and to support workforce transportation solutions from Reno and Carson. Additionally, reducing the number of vehicles on the road is a goal, and providing visitors with the opportunity to leave their cars behind is one way to encourage sustainable travel and tourism. To help direct the conversation about community needs, residents can participate in a survey about what the mobility hub should entail and/or attend a mobility hub workshop on April 20.
INCLINE VILLAGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Public schools play a critical role in the Incline Village community, and the community is being asked for input on two issues. One is a policy revision of an Administration Regulation (7087) that removes local input from the process for school closures within the school district. The public comment period has been extended until April 27 to hear from educators, parents, and community members. Click here for more information and ways to submit your comment.
The other issue involves the Washoe County School District’s long-term plan to modernize all district school facilities, which could lead to the closure of Incline Middle School. The district is requesting community participation in an online survey in advance of a second community meeting on May 3 at Incline High School.
Earth Week is also being celebrated this month, with Earth Day falling on April 24. The Take Care Tahoe organization has a lot of ideas for celebrating at the Tahoe Earth Week Challenge, and visitors can also find ways to be a steward of North Lake Tahoe by visiting the Travel North Tahoe Nevada website or participating in Sustain Tahoe’s Incline Village Earth Walk, available year-round.
There are a number of community meetings that take place monthly at which you can learn more about community issues and how to get involved, including the Community Forum the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at the Incline Library and the Washoe County Citizen Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting on May 1 at 5:30 at the Incline Library or on Zoom.
For more details on these events visit the IVCBA Calendar of Events.