“Lake Tahoe land-use regulators will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that struck down rules guiding new pier construction and other shoreline activity,” as the Reno Gazette Journal is reporting.
The plan was adopted after a 22-year debate.
“Governors of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency directed staff Wednesday to file an appeal with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals before a Dec. 24 deadline,” according to the RGJ.
“The agency hopes to overturn a September decision by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence K. Karlton that found TRPA failed to ensure protection of the lake’s environment with new regulations on shoreline development.”
‘We feel there is substantial case law that supports the analysis TRPA used” in preparing the regulations, Nicole Rinke, the agency’s general counsel, told the newspaper. “The amendments were the result of a 20-plus-year stakeholder process and represent a reasonable approach to regulation of the shoreline.’
The rest of the article is here.
The TRPA press release is here.
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