Welcome to South Lake Tahoe
November 9, 2017
Lake Tahoe is a National Treasure!
How do your actions reflect the National Treasure in which we live?
City Council Meeting Wrap up
November 7th
City Council held a meeting on Tuesday, November 7th. Click on the link below to watch the meeting.

Vacation Home Rental Ordinance:
The City Council heard the first reading of the proposed revisions to the Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Ordinance at the November 7th meeting and will hear the second reading at the November 21st City Council meeting. The proposed changes include a 1,400 cap on VHR units located outside of the Tourist Core Area Plan and continute to suspend the processing of VHR permits currently in the review stage which is currently at 93 units.
If approved, the revised ordinance would take effect on December 22, 2017. 
Thank You Veteran's!
On behalf of the City of South Lake Tahoe, we want to say thank you to every member of the military for their service and dedication to our country. Thank you for your bravery, service, and commitment to protecting our freedoms.

City offices will be closed on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day and will reopen on Monday, November 13th at 8am.
Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting on November 16th
Attend the upcoming Parks & Recreation Commission meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 8am at the Recreation & Swim Complex located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. Commission meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 8am at the Recreation & Swim Complex. For more information call (530) 542-6056. 

City Council Meeting
November 21st
Attend the upcoming City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 21st at 9am in the City Council Chambers located at 1901 Airport Road. City Council meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 9am.

Cannabis Subcommittee Working Group
The City Council appointed councilmembers Brooke Laine and Tom Davis to head up a Cannabis Subcommittee. The subcommittee is comprised of 15 community members and will meet 5-6 times in the next 10-12 weeks. The subcommittee is tasked to produce a set of recommendations that will provide a framework for the development of cannabis regulations for approval by the City Council.
Blood Drive on November 27th
South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue will be hosting a Blood Drive on November 27th from 9am to 1pm at Fire Station #3 located at 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd. To schedule an appointment, contact Kim George at (530) 307-9596 or log on to www.BloodHero.com , select “Donate Blood” and enter sponsor code: SLTF. To save time, complete the health history online go to http://www.unitedbloodservices.org .

Sierra Blvd. Complete Streets Project
The City and the City’s design consultant NCE hosted a neighborhood meeting to review the 60% Sierra Boulevard project design. The City's Public Works Department hosted the meeting to hear citizens’ comments and concerns regarding the 60% design stage plans. “Complete Streets” improvements are meant to enable safe, convenient, and comfortable mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.
Funding for this project is provided by grants and not from the City’s General fund. The next meeting is planned for January or February 2018.
Community Playfields on Al Tahoe Blvd. Project Completed!
The City constructed two additional Community Playfields adjacent to Lake Tahoe Community College this Summer. The project included construction of two new playfields through a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) between the City of South Lake Tahoe and Lake Tahoe Community College.

Using the City’s in-house talent, Project Manager, Chuck Taylor worked closely with Engineering Technician, Randy Carlson, to bring the design from a concept plan to fully engineered construction drawings and specifications. The fields are configured side by side and are FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) standard natural grass soccer fields to meet the requirements for competitive college soccer and to serve multi-sports and play activities.
Revenue that comes into the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) between the City of South Lake Tahoe and Lake Tahoe Community College from events and tournaments will be used for maintenance and operations.
Sand Bags Available
The City of South Lake Tahoe would like to remind residents that sand bags are available at no cost year round. Sand and sand bags are available at the City’s Public Works Yard located at 1160 Rufus Allen Blvd. as well as South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue Station #3 located at 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

To pick-up your sand bags, proceed through the gate at 1160 Rufus Allen Blvd. and drive to the back of the lot. At the back of the lot is a large sand mound, shovels and bags. Residents fill their own bags and transport back to their own residence. Please leave the shovels so that other residents may use and try to limit the number of bags to 10 per visit.
Access to sand bags is available during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm.
Bijou Bike Park Closed for the Season
The Bijou Bike Park is closed for the season and will reopen in the Spring. The reopening date is to be determined based on snow levels.

The Bijou Bike Park was a 2016 recipient of a Tahoe Regional Planning Agency “Best in Basin” award. The Bijou Bike Park was created through a collaboration between the City and Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association.
El Dorado Beach to Ski Run Bike Trail Completed! 
This Summer, the City constructed the bike connector trail from El Dorado Beach to Ski Run Blvd. The Class 1 bike trail adds approximately 4,000 feet of Class 1 bike trail to the City’s core bike trail system and links the Stateline area at Pioneer Trail with the El Dorado County bike trail system extending out to Camp Richardson.
Request for Proposals:
Vacation Home Rental Technical Assistance
The City of South Lake Tahoe is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide assistance in identifying unpermitted vacation home rentals within the City limits, as well as, proposing a system to aid in the VHR monitoring, notification and reporting to support enforcement.

Proposals are due on or before November 20, 2017 no later than 5:00 p.m

Request for Proposals:
Concessionaire for Boat Launch
This Request for Proposals (RFP) invites submissions from qualified individuals or organizations (hereinafter “Proposers”) to operate concession services for the renting and storage of non-motorized personal water craft and beach amenities at the El Dorado Beach Boat Launch Facility at Lakeview Commons.
Proposals are due on or before January 5, 2017 no later than 5:00 p.m

Request for Proposals:
Concessionaire for Lakeview Commons
This Request for Proposals (RFP) invites submissions from qualified individuals or organizations (hereinafter “Proposers”) to operate food and beverage concession services at Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach and Recreation Area.
Proposals are due on or before December 8, 2017 no later than 5:00 p.m.

City at Work
City Manager Nancy Kerry presents a course on local government for the Leadership Lake Tahoe class at City Hall.
Did you know that our Fire Chief Jeff Meston is the President Elect of the California Fire Chiefs Association? Chief Meston is leading a tribute to America’s Fire Chief, Alan Brunacini at the Fireshows West conference.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
November Calendar

Veterans Day Holiday, City Offices CLOSED, Friday, November 10th

Parks & Recreation Meeting , November 16th

City Council Meeting, November 21st

Thanksgiving Holiday, City Offices CLOSED, November 23-24th

Blood Drive, November 27th

City Council Meeting, December 12th

SnowGlobe Music Festival, December 29-31