Subject: State of the Tahoe Basin Educational Briefing: A Snapshot of the Environment, the Economy, and the Community Requested Action: This is an informational item only. No action is required. Staff Recommendation: Following the presentation by staff and guest speakers, staff recommends that the Governing Board discuss and provide comments on any issues. Project Description/Background: This education briefing is part of the schedule for completion of the Regional Plan Update (RPU). The presentation will include the first annual State of the Basin report, the findings of the Regional Plan Initiative (RPI) group and the Sustainability Indicators Project, and current challenges facing the gaming sector in Tahoe. A slate of guest speakers will present the majority of this information. The RPI group was assembled in January 2009 by the North Lake Tahoe and South Shore Chambers of Commerce with encouragement from the TRPA. It is a multistakeholder, public/private effort dedicated to informing decision-making by linking the socioeconomics of the Basin to the RPU and TRPA’s environmental goals. The work of the RPI group focused on water quality and SEZ restoration, more efficient land use, and improvements to community design, scenic resources, and mobility in Tahoe’s town and tourist centers. The RPI’s findings deal with the obstacles and potential opportunities facing project proponents when they propose environmental redevelopment projects. These findings will be used to inform the discussion around land use incentives that may be contained in the Land Use Milestone, which is scheduled for the April GB/APC meeting. There are six (6) documents associated with today’s education briefing
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