TLOA Helps Guide Revived Shoreline Plan
After 34 years, the highly contested TRPA Shorezone Ordinance has resurfaced as the Shoreline Plan, a collaborative planning process between stakeholders. TLOA serves on the Stakeholder Advisory Group and Joint Fact Finding Committee to ensure your private property rights and enjoyment are fairly represented in the policies and regulations.
What makes this process different is the commitment to find agreement on key issues before crafting ordinances. This is intended to create a comprehensive plan that can be supported by the lakefront community, agencies, and the public at large. The process uses a science-based approach to help inform the discussion, with quantifiable environmental targets and fair share allocation of resources. The discussion will center on boating related structures and uses, departing from the divisive discussions of the past. If everything stays on track, the Initiative process will be completed by 2017. To learn more about the Shoreline Plan and to locate public workshops, please visit Shorelineplan.org
Our number one priority is protecting lakefront owner property rights and the Lake Tahoe environment today, and for generations to come. We are committed to find opportunities to improve public access on public land, and for better use of SB630 funds to fight invasive species. While 45% of the Tahoe shoreline is public ownership, only 30% is utilized. Throughout the Shoreline Planning process, TLOA seeks to help lake-wide land managers and recreation providers with stewardship and appropriate access of the remaining public lands.
“After nearly 30 years, we are eager to complete a lasting Shoreline Plan,” said Jan Brisco, executive director of the Tahoe Lakefront Owners’ Association. “Every lakefront property owner cares deeply about Lake Tahoe and it is imperative that we achieve a balanced approach, one that will provide recreational enjoyment along with shorezone stewardship for generations to come.”
As TLOA participates in the multi-year Shoreline Planning process, it continues to support projects that need immediate attention, such as public safety and AIS control projects, to keep the Lake Tahoe community safe and functioning.
TLOA has been focusing on community enrichment and stewardship programs for years, including:
- Educational and Safety Wayfinding Signage on Public Beaches;
- Emergency “Safe Harbor” for distressed swimmers and boaters; and
- Stewardship Program for Tahoe Yellow Cress.