Lake Tahoe Regional Plan Update Approved, Hailed by State and Regional Leaders

Stateline, NV— A clear path forward for the continued restoration of Lake Tahoe was enacted today as the Governing Board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) approved and adopted the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan Update and Regional Transportation Plan Update, called Mobility 2035, in 12-1 votes with one Board member abstaining.

A regional plan that achieves environmental standards while allowing orderly growth and development in the Region is required by the Bi-State Compact, signed by California and Nevada, which created TRPA more than 40 years ago. Updates to the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan, often a source of controversy as well as inspiration for resource protection, was hailed by state leaders as historic and indicative of the shared commitment the two states have to Lake Tahoe’s restoration.

The closing vote was met with applause from the gallery of attendees in the convention center of Harvey’s Resort in Stateline, NV, many of whom have helped shape and shepherd the Plan Update through an exhaustive public process, according to TRPA.

“Today’s approval starts the next environmental leap forward for Lake Tahoe,” TRPA Executive Director Joanne S. Marchetta said. “An unprecedented public participation process has created a plan that raises the level of stewardship of this national treasure and TRPA is grateful to the thousands of people who helped shape it.”

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